Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos (FEDEFAM)

Fédération latinoaméricaine des associations des familles des détenus disparus
Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared

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URL: http://www.desaparecidos.org/fedefam/

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1981-01-23 San José San José Costa Rica


23 Jan 1981, San José (Costa Rica). Registered legally in Venezuela, 6 Dec 1982.


Fight against the forced disappearance in Latin America and the Caribbean through denunciation of this misdemeanour, the clarification of the truth about the facts, the judgement and sanction of those responsible for the crime, the promotion of national and international legal norms which prevent the impunity and the education in the field of the human rights so that such facts occur never again.


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Congress (every 2 years). Board of Directors (meets annually), consisting of Executive Committee (5 members) and one delegate for each member country. Officers: President; Secretary of Finances; Executive Secretary; 3 untitled. Support Groups, primarily in Europe and North America.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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