Daily World News Digest, 2 July 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 35 burials in Srebrenica in July

The N1 news channel reports that the mortal remains of at least 35 victims of the Srebrenica genocide will be buried this month at the Potocari Memorial Center. The Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the assistance of the International Commission on Missing Persons, is searching for and identifying victims in mass graves across the Srebrenica region and further. https://bit.ly/2tVACQZ

Mediterranean: more than 200 new fatalities

Anadolu Agency reports that in the past three days 204 migrants died at sea off Libya. Three infants were among the 103 people who drowned on Friday. https://bit.ly/2z2eGtd

Nepal to copy Colombian model of transitional justice

In an opinion piece, The Kathmandu Post examines a new Transitional Justice Act that the government of Nepal is preparing to send to Parliament. Stemming from the failure of previous commissions on truth and on disappearances, the new legislation has a clearer emphasis on reparation for victims. The draft amendment bill is reported to reflect aspects of the transitional justice process in Colombia. https://bit.ly/2KnhSF7

Thousands more displaced in Syria

Al Jazeera reports that the UN has warned that the current government offensive in Syria’s southwest Daraa Province has sent a wave of displaced persons toward the Jordanian border and Syrian Government controlled areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on 29 June there is a “grave risk that intensified fighting will see many civilians trapped”. https://bit.ly/2yVATZO

Items in the Daily World News Digest are summaries of published reports relevant to the issue of missing persons, compiled by ICMP staff. These items do not necessarily reflect the position of ICMP.