Nedeljko Mitrović from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nedeljko’s son disappeared during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and his whereabouts are still unknown. “My son Slaviša went missing on 13 September 1995 and I still wait for any information about his disappearance,” Nedeljko says. More than 20 years of daily uncertainty and waiting have affected Nedeljko’s health, yet “my work still keeps me going, working to account for the missing.” During this time, Nedeljko has observed many different ways of marking the International Day of the Disappeared and has found some of them to be tinged with hypocrisy: “Apart from 30 August, the general public and the media are not interested in the missing persons issue – and all the resolutions that are signed by politicians are just a dead letter.”