19 February 2014: A group of Scottish dignitaries led by Mr. Angus Robertson MP paid a two-day visit to the headquarters of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). This was the third visit to ICMP organized by Dr. Waqar Azmi OBE, the Chairman of the charitable initiative “Remembering Srebrenica”. The initiative seeks to encourage British opinion-makers to reflect on the lessons that may be learned from the conflict in Bosnia with the aim of preventing such things from happening elsewhere.
The UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Kurdistan visited the ICMP office in Iraq to discuss a range of issues on their way to Halabja. The group was led by The Right Honourable Alistair Burt MP for North East Bedfordshire, the ICMP’s new commissioner, who has a special interest in the Middle East. Other members of the group included Mr Johnathon Woodcock MP for Barrow in Furness, Lord Maurice Glasman (Baron Glasman) and Ms Emma Grubb, the senior advisor to Nadhim Zahawi, the UK’s first Kurdish-born MP.), as well…
16 February 2014: A delegation of seven staff members from the Libyan Ministry for the Affairs of Families of Martyrs and of Missing Persons (MAFMM) successfully completed a two-week training course at ICMP’s facilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The delegation consisted of technical staff working on missing persons cases, including, among others, the Head of DNA Lab at MAFMM Technical department, Head of Data entry unit at the MAFMM Technical department and Head of Reference Sample Collection Unit at MAFMM.
22 January 2014: Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Vjekoslav Bevanda and the Minister for Refugees and Displaced Persons Damir Ljubic received today the Director General of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) Kathryne Bomberger.
During the discussion, the Chairman Bevanda and Minister Ljubic expressed their appreciation and their full support to the activities of ICMP in resolving the issue of missing persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
20 January 2014: The political will of the Mexican authorities is essential for achieving further progress in addressing the issue of disappearances in the country and in the state of Nuevo Leon, Director General of the International Commission on Missing Persons Kathryne Bomberger said during her visit to Mexico.
During her stay in Mexico Bomberger had a private meeting with the Attorney General of the State of Nuevo León, Adrian de la Garza, and Sister Consuelo Morales, director of Citizens in Support for Human Rights” CADHAC,…
15 January 2014: The ICMP facilitated the 4th meeting of the “Ship of Life” Association of Families of Missing Persons between the 8th and 9th of January, in Erbil Iraq. The meeting focused on developing a legal framework to allow the Association to become a formally recognized NGO in Iraq.
In addition to representatives of families of missing persons, the Iraqi Martyrs’ Foundation and The Kurdish Regional Government’s Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs were represented.