Enforced disappearance

Enforced disappearance

Enforced disappearance concerns the deprivation of liberty of a person by agents of the state or acting with the authorisation of the state, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty and disclose the whereabouts of the person who has disappeared.

If you suspect a loved one or person close to you is the victim of an enforced disappearance in Switzerland, you may submit a request for information to fedpol, stating the reasons for your request.

Request for information form (PDF, 153 kB, 01.04.2021)

Complete the request form in block letters, sign it and send it to fedpol via e-mail to or by post to:

Bundesamt für Polizei fedpol
International Police Cooperation
Enforced disappearance
Guisanplatz 1A
3003 Bern

A request for information is only for people who fear that someone close to them is the victim of an enforced disappearance. For cases involving missing persons or child abduction, please contact your nearest police station or call 117.

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Last modification 30.11.2021

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