Mary Aileen D. Bacalso is the president of the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED). By dint of her work for victims of enforced disappearances nationally, regionally and globally, on 10 December 2013, she received the Emilio F. Mignone International Human Rights Prize given by the Government of Argentina. She likewise received the Franco-German Ministerial Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on December 12, 2019.