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…