Speaking at the Camera Justitia Masterclass today, as part of The Hague “Movies that Matter Festival”, International Commission for Missing Persons Director of Policy and Cooperation Andreas Kleiser stressed that addressing the issue of missing persons demands a rule-of law approach rather than a purely humanitarian one.
The International Commission on Missing Persons has presented Sarajevo University’s Faculty of Natural Science with a comprehensive range of equipment that will make it possible to establish a new DNA laboratory at the university.
Despite the enormous challenges to a sustained and effective missing persons process in Iraq, the authorities, working with families of the missing, have the capacity to make substantial progress in accounting for those who have disappeared as a result of decades of conflict and human rights abuse, ICMP Director-General Kathryne Bomberger said today.
The Perus Working Group (PWG), which was established in 2014 to identify bodies that were interred in a clandestine mass grave in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has announced the first identification of a victim buried at the cemetery: Dimas Antonio Casemiro, who was killed by agents of the military regime in April 1971.
The Republic of Croatia and the International Commission on Missing persons (ICMP) will work together to put the effort to account for 1,945 people missing from the Republic of Croatia during 1991-1995.
The Hague, 18 January 2018: Director-General Kathryne Bomberger has expressed ICMP’s appreciation for the assistance it received last month from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, noting that in 2018 ICMP will be able to advance further a range of activities because of Luxembourg’s support.
The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Irish Aid) has donated 150,000 Euros to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) to assist ICMP’s global effort to tackle the issue of missing persons.
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