Delegation of Colombian Scientists Visits ICMP

A delegation of eight geneticists from three Colombian forensics institutions in ICMP headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.Una delegación compuesta por ocho genetistas colombianas pertenecientes a las 3 instituciones forenses que trabajan en los casos de desapariciones forzadas visitó y participó en un programa de formación realizado en los centros operativos de la Comisión Internacional sobre Personas Desaparecidas (ICMP) en Bosnia y Herzegovina, del 8 al 21 de marzo.

Philippines government praises INTERPOL’s and ICMP’s exemplary support in ferry disaster victim identification

Representatives of INTERPOL, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Philippines law enforcement authorities, local and national government authorities attend the ceremony in Cebu.The efforts of INTERPOL, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Philippines law enforcement authorities, local and national government authorities as well as the wider international community in identifying the victims of Typhoon Frank have proved an outstanding example of international co-operation, said Philippines Secretary of Defense Gilbert Teodoro.

At an official ceremony in Cebu City to mark the handover of the process of victim identification from the ferry disaster of June 21, 2008, the work of the INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) and the ICMP was also recognised by a Presidential Citation for the services rendered to the Philippines for their role in helping the national law enforcement authorities to…

ICMP briefs Bosnia’s War Crimes Prosecutors

ICMP's seminar for the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutors’ Office of Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) provided a special, in-depth presentation of its work to a high-level delegation of 20 national and International Prosecutors from the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutors’ Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The objective of the ICMP seminar was to provide prosecutors with an overview of the technical assistance that ICMP provides to governments in locating, recovering and identifying the mortal remains of persons missing from armed conflict, crimes against humanity and other violations of human rights.  Given that ICMP assistance in this regard is also relevant to criminal prosecutions, it is also important that prosecutors understand the scope of ICMP’s work and the type…

High-Level Colombian Delegation Visits ICMP

Colombian delegation recives a presentation from ICMP A high-level delegation of 19 experts working on the issue of enforced disappearances in Colombia visited the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) at its headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 20th to 25th November, 2008.

The Colombian delegation received in-depth presentations of ICMP experiences and expertise, in strengthening institutional capacity, creating viable legislation and enhancing the technical means to locate, recover and identify missing persons.  In addition, ICMP stressed the importance of including civil society in all aspects of the process and ensuring that family associations of the missing in particular are fully educated and informed about the process.

ICMP Conference: Families of the Missing Press for Regional Cooperation

11th annual Regional Networking Conference on the Missing Persons IssuesThe International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) hosted a conference in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia from 28th to 30th November, where more than a hundred representatives of associations of families of missing persons, relevant government institutions from the region, as well as parliamentarians and human rights organisations met together for three days to discuss issues pertinent to determining the fate of missing persons from the armed conflicts of the 1990’s in South Eastern Europe.

ICMP Conference: Families and Regional Governments Determined to Resolve Problem of the Missing

Family associations, key representatives of regional governments, parliamentarians, diplomats and human rights organizations sit together on ICMP conferenceA mutual determination to find resolution to the long-standing problem of people missing from the conflicts of the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia saw family associations, key representatives of regional governments, parliamentarians, diplomats and human rights organizations united at the three-day 11th annual ‘Regional Networking Conference on the Missing Persons Issues’ being held by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia from 28th to 30th November.