British Minister for Europe praises ICMP

Rene Huel, Head of ICMP DNA Laboratories explains the DNA identification proces to the United Kingdom Minister for Europe, Mr. Jim MurphyDuring his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Kingdom Minister for Europe, Mr. Jim Murphy visited the DNA Laboratory and offices of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo today.

Accompanied by ICMP’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Adam Boys, and the British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Matthew Rycroft, the Minister toured the laboratory in Sarajevo where ICMP performs DNA extraction and genetic profiling of…

HR/EUSR Lajčák tours ICMP facilities in Tuzla

HR/EUSR Lajčák tours ICMP’s Podrinje Identification Project in TuzlaThe High Representative and EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Miroslav Lajčák, visited the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla today. In his first visit to ICMP, the HR/EUSR toured the Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) and the Identification Coordination Division (ICD).Accompanied by the ICMP Chief Operating Officer, Adam Boys, the HR/EUSR first visited PIP, established to assist in resolving the specific problems related to the identification of persons missing from the 1995 fall of Srebrenica, and where mortal remains of these victims are examined and stored until final identification. The HR/EUSR saw first-hand how ICMP forensic experts conduct ante-mortem and post-mortem data comparisons, and assist the domestic authorities in making…

Sweden Commits funds to ICMP through 2010

Signing of donation agreement between ICMP General Director and Swedish Ambassador to Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Swedish Government announced today that it will provide funds to the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons through the year 2010. The contribution of 15 Million Swedish Kronor (2.3 MUS$) from the Government of Sweden to ICMP will help them to provide assistance in locating, recovering and identifying missing persons for the next few years.
Accompanied by ICMP’s Director General Kathryne Bomberger, H.E. Ambassador Lars-Erik Wingren, the Swedish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited ICMP’s main laboratory in Sarajevo where ICMP conducts…

US Ambassador visits ICMP in Tuzla

US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Charles L. English visiting ICMP’s Lukavac Re-association CenterDuring his first visit to the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla today, the US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Charles L. English said that the work of ICMP is critical to the process of justice and reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as other parts of the region affected by the conflicts of the 1990’s.

Accompanied by ICMP Director-General, Kathryne Bomberger, the ambassador visited ICMP’s center where all blood reference samples are collected by ICMP from relatives of the missing and all…

French Government Continues to Support ICMP

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) has received a contribution from the Government of France for its work in the former Yugoslavia. The 50,000 Euro contribution is the second donation made by the Government of France since 2006.France supports the ICMP activities, which help societies, especially the Bosnian society, to confront the past and provide long awaited answers to relatives of missing persons, contributing to the emergence of truth.

Iraqi Archaeologists Complete ICMP Training Course

A group of three experts from the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights successfully completed a training course organized by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The one-month training program in “Site Assessment and Physical Anthropology” was organized as part of ICMP’s cooperation with the Government of Iraq.

Iraqi Human Rights Ministry staff during the training in ICMP’s Lukavac Reassociation Center, Bosnia and HerzegovinaWe wish to thank the ICMP for its cooperation with the Ministry of Human Rights of the Government of Iraq and for organizing this valuable educational course. The knowledge gathered here will help us work…

ICMP welcomes BiH CoM’s decision

As the co-founder of the BiH Missing Persons Institute (MPI), the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) welcomes the decision of the Council of Ministers (CoM) of Bosnia and Herzegovina brought Thursday at their session to adopt the normative documents needed for the MPI to start functioning in full capacity.The CoM adopted a series of normative documents yesterday, allowing the MPI to commence its functions.. These include the MPI Statute, the Rulebook on the Work of the MPI Steering Board, the Rulebook on the Work of MPI Employees, the Internal Organisation and Systematization Rulebook, the Rulebook on Salaries, Compensations and other non-Salary Financial Rights.

Serbian Ambassador visits ICMP Tuzla facilities

Ambassador of Serbia to BiH, Grujica Spasovic, was briefed on ICMP’s efforts to reassociate the bodies found in secondary mass graves.During a visit to the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla yesterday, H.E. the Ambassador of Serbia to BiH, Grujica Spasovic, said he was very impressed by the work and with the results that ICMP has achieved in locating, recovering and identifying persons missing from the conflicts of the 1990’s in the Western Balkans.

Germany Continues to Support ICMP

Director General Kathryne Bomberger and German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Michael Schmunk at press conferenceThe International Commission on Missing Persons has received a contribution of 300,000 Euros from the German Government for 2007. With this important contribution Germany has, since 2001, provided a total of 1,357,000 Euros to ICMP to address the issue of persons missing from the armed conflicts of the 1990’s in Bosnia and Herzegovina.