Baghdad, 6 December 2017: In Baghdad today, ICMP participated in the 2nd International Conference for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine held in Baghdad, Iraq. The two-day event was organized by Al-Nahrain University and sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science Research of Iraq as well as the general Secretariat of the Imam Al-Husseini Holy Shrine. Aimed at unifying efforts among the relevant institutions in Iraq and neighboring countries, the conference brought together researchers and practitioners from universities and the government to discuss the latest development in forensic sciences and to identify areas of future research and professional training.
ICMP Iraq Program Deputy Head Fawaz Abdullabas presented the role and mandate of ICMP in Iraq while Training Coordinator and Deputy Quality Control and Quality Assurance Manager Sabina Taslam also presented.
About ICMP in Iraq
ICMP has worked with the authorities in Iraq since 2003 and has had offices in the country since 2008. Between 250,000 and one million people have gone missing from decades of conflict and human rights abuse. ICMP continues its efforts to work with Iraq’s regional authorities to help them build sustainable institutions capable of locating and identifying missing persons and to improve their technical capabilities, including the provision of cutting-edge forensic and data systems capabilities.