UNITED NATIONS The UN human rights experts tasked with assisting families determine the fate or whereabouts of disappeared relatives examined over 200 cases concerning Pakistan and 22 other countries during its recent session held in Mexico City, the world body said Monday. The cases of other countries studied during the March 15-18 of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances were: India, Bangla-desh, Algeria, China, Colombia, Republic of Congo, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Yemen. The five independent human rights experts also reviewed responses from various governments to its letters and appeals, and held meetings with representatives of Japan and Guatemala, as well as consultations with family members of disappeared persons and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), according to a news release. In addition, it examined allegations submitted by NGOs regarding obstacles encountered in the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and decided to transmit general allegations to various concerned governments. Since its creation in 1980, the working group has dealt with more than 50,000 cases in 80 countries. By opening channels of communication between the families and governments concerned, it seeks to ensure that individual cases are investigated.