Monthly Archives: January 2018

ICMP Meets with Families of Missing Persons from the Bosnian Conflict to Coordinate Future Activities

Sarajevo, 18 January 2018: The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) hosted a meeting in Sarajevo today with families of the missing from Bosnia and Herzegovina to present ICMP’s continuing assistance to BIH and its cooperation with families and government authorities here to locate and identify the estimated 7,000 persons who are still missing from the 1992-95 conflict.

To date over 70 % of the 30,000 persons missing from the conflicts of the 1990’s have been accounted for. Despite consistent efforts of the BiH authorities to locate the remaining missing persons, the number of new sites found has decreased since 2009. ICMP will continue to help the authorities in BIH address the interrelated issues of unidentified remains held in BiH mortuaries and misidentifications that occurred before ICMP introduced DNA testing in 2001. ICMP will maintain Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology activities and will…

Luxembourg maintains its support for ICMP

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.

“Luxembourg was one of ICMP’s important supporters providing ICMP with diplomatic and financial support, including the most recent grant that will help ICMP implement core activities,” Bomberger said.

Luxembourg was a key player in the initiative to establish ICMP as a treaty-based international organization with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. It is also one of the five original…

ICMP visits Kirkuk’s Martyrs Directorate

Erbil, 17 January 2018: Last month the director of Kirkuk’ Martyrs Directorate welcomed a delegation from the International commission on Missing persons led by Mrs. Caroline Barker Head of Anthropology and Archaeology Division. Mrs. Barker mentioned the role of ICMP in the field of humanitarian cases in general, and what is related to the missing person’s cases caused by military actions and natural disasters.

From his side, the director explained to the delegation about the role of the Martyrs foundation in field of human rights, insisting on missing person’s rights and their families. He also praised their sacrifices in fighting injustice and tyranny that happened to the Iraqi People since the Ba’ath regime took over power and after the fall of the regime back in 2003 and the destruction of the infrastructure by Terrorist groups. He…