20 December 2011: During his visit to ICMP facilities in Tuzla, the Swiss Chargé d’affaires in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lukas Rosenkranz, announced that the Swiss Government will contribute a further 310,000 Swiss Francs (cca. 500.000 KM) to support the ICMP DNA led identification project in the Western Balkans for the period 2011-2012. Since 2001, including this donation Switzerland has assisted ICMP’s programs with more than 1,8 million KM.
Yearly Archives: 2011
Call for Proposals 2011 Civil Society Initiatives Program in Iraq
16 December 2011: The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) through its Civil Society Initiatives Program in Iraq announces a call for proposals. The main goal is to support projects of non-governmental organizations which seek to address the issue of enforced disappearances and fulfill the rights of the family members of missing persons.
Project proposals (please find the project proposal format on http://www.icmp.int/resources/documents/) should be submitted together with accompanying documents by January 15th, 2012 to email@example.com
اللجنة الدولية لشؤون المفقودين (ICMP) من خلال برنامجها برنامج مبادرات المجتمع المدني في العراق تعلن عن دعوتها لتقديم المقترحات. الهدف الرئيسي لهذا البرنامج هو لدعم مشاريع المنظمات غير الحكومية التي تبحث في مجال معالجة قضية الاختفاء القسري و وأتمام حقوق عوائل الاشخاص المفقودين.
اخر موعد لتقديم مقترحات المشاريع هو 15 من شهر كانون الثاني 2012
المقترحات بالنسبة للمنح قصيرة الامد يجب ان ترسل قبل شهر على الاقل قبل بداية…
Two-Thirds of the Missing Accounted For
13 December 2011: Representatives of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), the BiH Missing Persons Institute, the Government Commission on Detainees and Missing Persons of the Republic of Croatia and the Government Commission on Missing Persons of the Republic of Serbia met on 8th and 9th December in Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss how to address the remaining missing persons cases from the conflicts of the 1990’s.
Extension of project proposal submission deadline
12 December 2011: ICMP would like to notify family associations of missing persons that the deadline for submission of their project proposals has been extended to 31 December 2011.
ICMP njofton shoqatat familjare për persona të zhdukur se afati për dorëzimin e projekt propozimeve është shtyer deri më 31.12.2011.
Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) complete a study tour of ICMP
18 November 2011: During the past five days the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) organized a study tour for a group of 15 members of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo and Serbia.
EULEX Delegation Visits ICMP HQ in Sarajevo to Discuss Agreement on Missing Persons Process in Kosovo
15 November 2011: A delegation from the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), including, Silvio Bonfigli, EULEX Head of the Justice Component and Alan Robinson, Co-Head of the Department for Forensic Medicine (DFM) visited the offices of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) from 10-11 November, where they met with ICMP Director General, Kathryne Bomberger and came to an agreement regarding measures to address difficult cases of persons missing from the Kosovo conflict.
German government continues funding ICMP’s identification activities
25 October 2011: Germany has announced that it will provide a grant of 200,000 Euros for the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) in 2011. On behalf of the German Government, the Ambassador to BIH Ulrike Knotz today signed a grant agreement with ICMP Director General Kathryne Bomberger at ICMP’s HQ in Sarajevo.
Russian forensic DNA scientists visit ICMP
In the photo (from left to right): 1) Dr. Tom Parsons, ICMP’s Director of Forensic Sciences, 2) Dr. Pavel Ivanov, Deputy Director and Director of Forensic…
Montenegrin Scientists Trained by ICMP
11 October 2011: A group of four Montenegrin scientists from the Forensic Center Police Directorate of Montenegro today completed a six day training course organized and implemented by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo and Tuzla. The training was a part of a larger project called ‘Strengthening the Capacities of the Montenegrin Police Administration’, funded by the European Union’s IPA Twinning Project, and was aimed at improving Montenegrin forensic capabilities.
ICMP urges Libyan authorities to design mechanisms to address the issue of missing persons in accordance with international human rights and rule of law norms
30 September 2011: In light of recent developments in Libya, the International Commission on Missing Persons calls on Libyan authorities to design mechanisms to address the issue of missing persons in accordance with international norms. Accordingly, ICMP notes that the state has the obligation to document cases of enforced disappearance, recover and identify mortal remains, and return them to families for a dignified burial.