The Hague, 29 September 2022: On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the staff of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Matthew Holliday, ICMP Program Director for Europe has expressed his condolences to the Republika Srpska Organization of Imprisoned and Killed Soldiers and Missing Civilians following the death of the President of the organization, Veljko Lazic, on Thursday.
“Veljko was one of the key partners in the process of accounting for the missing and delivering truth and justice for victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Holliday said today.
For years, Mr. Lazic worked as the deputy president of the Republika Srpska Organization of Imprisoned and Killed Soldiers and Missing Civilians and after Nedeljko Mitrović passed away in 2019, he held the position of President.
Podgorica, 13 September 2022: Family associations of missing persons from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia gathered as the Regional Coordination Network and the Missing Persons Group (MPG) which comprises senior representatives of the domestic authorities in the Western Balkans are responsible for addressing missing persons issues commemorated all victims of conflicts on the territory of the former Yugoslavia at the Pobrezje Park in Podgorica, Montenegro.
“Together with the families of the missing, we are paying respect to all the victims of conflicts in the ’90s. Working as the Missing Persons Group, we will continue our cooperation to account for the remaining missing persons so all the families of the missing can achieve their right to truth and justice”, Dragan Djukanovic, President of the Commission on Missing Persons of Montenegro said today.
As a result of the conflicts in the ‘90s, more than 40,000 people went missing. To date, more…