Yearly Archives: 2007

ICMP’s Conference Gathered Families from Both Communities and Appropriate Government Institutions

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) hosted a meeting today in Ohrid, Macedonia where representatives of Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb family associations of missing persons met with government institutions and international organizations responsible for addressing the fate of the over 2,000 persons still missing from the Kosovo conflict.

Head of OSCE Mission to BiH Visits ICMP

During a visit to the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla today, the Head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Douglas Davidson, stressed that relatives of the missing have a right to know the truth about their missing loved ones. The issue of missing persons remains one of the most challenging human rights issues facing the region today. There are around 13,000 persons still missing out of estimated 30,000 at the end of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Regional Cooperation in Ex-Yugoslavia on the File of the Missing

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) call on the governments in the former Yugoslavia to increase their efforts to release information on whereabouts of the missing persons. Of the 40,000 persons estimated by ICMP as originally missing from the conflicts of the 1990's, there are still about 17,500 persons missing. The highest number of the missing is in Bosnia and Herzegovina where the fate of up to 13,000 persons is still unknown. There are approximately 2,100 persons still unaccounted for in relation to the Croatia conflict and around 2,200 still missing from the conflict in Kosovo.

The Saudi Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina visits ICMP

During the visit to the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla today, the Ambassador from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fahad Al-Zeid, said he was impressed with the work that has been achieved in locating, recovering and identifying missing persons from the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Canada Helps with Missing Persons Problem in Balkans

The Canadian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, David Hutchings, led a delegation of Canadian diplomats on a visit of ICMP's facilities in Tuzla today where he used the opportunity to announce a donation of 1,356,000 CAN$ (1, 7 million BAM) from the Canadian Government's Global Peace and Security Fund for ICMP's work in the regions of the former Yugoslavia affected by the conflicts. The delegation included Canadian Deputy Head of Mission to Serbia, Patrick Hebert and Canadian Deputy Head of Mission to Croatia, Claude Demers.

Head of ICRC Delegation to BiH Visits ICMP

During a visit to the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla today, the Head of Delegation of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Henry Fournier and ICMP Director-General Kathryne Bomberger, jointly called on the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to act in accordance with the BiH Law on Missing Persons and provide relatives of missing with long awaited answers.

Representatives of three Muslim Humanitarian Organizations Visit ICMP

Representatives of three Muslim humanitarian associations said they were impressed by the work of International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). Mr. Mohammed Hamad, Country Director of Islamic Relief Worldwide; Mr. Mahmoud Y. Ali, Director General of the Red Crescent of U.A.E. in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Mr. Abdel Raouf Al-Shurman, Director of International Islamic Relief from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia toured ICMP facilities in Sarajevo and Tuzla on Thursday.

Head of EC Delegation to BiH Visits ICMP

During a visit to the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla today, the Head of European Commission Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Dimitris Kourkoulas, stressed that families had a right to know the truth about their missing loved ones.