The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) will work together with the Human Rights Center (HRC) at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the Salvadorian non-governmental organization Pro-Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos (ProSearch of Missing Children) of El Salvador to provide assistance with DNA testing, kinship analysis and database design for the identification of missing children from El Salvador.
On the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared, 30th August, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) would like to recall the commitment of states under international law, including the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance, to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing persons. Furthermore, ICMP would like to underscore that the families have a right to information regarding a missing relative regardless of the circumstances of their disappearance.
A delegation of Iraqi DNA experts visited the headquarters of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) for a short-term, hands-on training program in the use of DNA to identify persons missing from the regime of Saddam Hussein.
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) has assisted Bosnia and Herzegovina in accounting for almost 90% of those reported missing from the 1995 fall Srebrenica. 520 will be buried in the Potocari Memorial Center today.
The ICMP, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs (MoMAA) and the Martyrs Foundation, organized an exchange visit for mothers, widows and daughters of persons who are believed to be victims of the crime of Enforced Disappearance. The organization brought together 14 women from the Basra province, located in the far south of Iraq with 15 women from the Kurdistan Region to exchange experiences and initiate a dialogue beyond ethnic, religious and regional borders.
ICMP’s Chairman Ambassador Thomas Miller and Commissioners, including Her Majesty Queen Noor, former Prime Minister Willem Kok and Ambassador Rolf Ekéus met the Chairman of the BiH Presidency Bakir Izetbegović and the Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers Vjekoslav Bevanda on a two day visit to Sarajevo.
Blood sample collection teams from the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) finished a three-week blood collection campaign in Croatia today. A total of 187 samples were collected from family members living in 18 Croatian counties whose loved ones went missing during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990’s. The project was implemented as a joint project by the Office for Missing and Detained Persons of the Ministry of Defenders of Republic of Croatia and with the assistance of the Croatian Red Cross.
The Libyan Minister for the Affairs of Families of Martyrs and of Missing Persons, Naser Jibril Hamed engaged in a weeklong visit to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). The arrival of Minister Naser Jibril Hamed and six members of the Libyan Ministry is a part of an ongoing process of cooperation and consultations on the issue of missing persons between ICMP and the Libyan Government.
On behalf of the Government of the Netherlands, the Ambassador of The Netherlands to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Sweder van Voorst tot Voorst, and the Director-General of the International Commission on Missing Persons Ms. Kathryne Bomberger, signed a major grant agreement today at ICMP’s Headquarters in…
As a result of the cooperation between the Center for Human Rights at the University of California at Berkeley, the Salvadorian organization Pro-Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos (ProSearch missing children) and the International Commission on Missing Persons, ICMP hosted a multidisciplinary workshop for a delegation of 9 representatives from El Salvador.