Practice Relating to Rule 98. Enforced Disappearance
On 7 January 2001, the Chilean President announced that a special Chilean panel investigating crimes committed during the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet had established the fate of about 180 prisoners who went missing between 1973 and 1990. The President said that the fate of more than 600 other prisoners who disappeared without a trace remained unknown. The data was provided by the Civilian-Military Roundtable, an investigative panel created in 1999, which included representatives of the armed forces, police and various churches. The information was handed over to the Supreme Court to enable it to investigate the disappearances and take legal action.