ICMP’s Chairman Ambassador Thomas Miller and Commissioners, including Her Majesty Queen Noor, former Prime Minister Willem Kok and Ambassador Rolf Ekéus met the Chairman of the BiH Presidency Bakir Izetbegović and the Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers Vjekoslav Bevanda on a two day visit to Sarajevo.
Blood sample collection teams from the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) finished a three-week blood collection campaign in Croatia today. A total of 187 samples were collected from family members living in 18 Croatian counties whose loved ones went missing during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990’s. The project was implemented as a joint project by the Office for Missing and Detained Persons of the Ministry of Defenders of Republic of Croatia and with the assistance of the Croatian Red Cross.
The Libyan Minister for the Affairs of Families of Martyrs and of Missing Persons, Naser Jibril Hamed engaged in a weeklong visit to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). The arrival of Minister Naser Jibril Hamed and six members of the Libyan Ministry is a part of an ongoing process of cooperation and consultations on the issue of missing persons between ICMP and the Libyan Government.
On behalf of the Government of the Netherlands, the Ambassador of The Netherlands to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Sweder van Voorst tot Voorst, and the Director-General of the International Commission on Missing Persons Ms. Kathryne Bomberger, signed a major grant agreement today at ICMP’s Headquarters in…
As a result of the cooperation between the Center for Human Rights at the University of California at Berkeley, the Salvadorian organization Pro-Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos (ProSearch missing children) and the International Commission on Missing Persons, ICMP hosted a multidisciplinary workshop for a delegation of 9 representatives from El Salvador.
26 April 2012: ICMP welcomes the signing of an agreement between Serbia and Montenegro on mutual cooperation in the process of locating missing persons. The agreement was signed today in Belgrade by the presidents of the Serbian and Montenegrin Government Commissions on Missing Persons Mr. Veljko Odalović and Mr. Dragan Đukanović. ICMP commends the very constructive relationships that have been established between these and other governments in the region in addressing the issue of missing persons.
16 April 2012: The British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Nigel Casey, and the UK Embassy’s Defence Attaché Lt Col Rob Tomlinson visited the Identification Coordination Division (ICD) of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and the Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) in Tuzla today.
4 April 2012: The German Government has announced that it will provide further funds for the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) for the year 2012 and 2013. On behalf of the German Government, the Ambassador of Germany to Bosnia and Herzegovina Ulrike Maria Knotz today signed an agreement with ICMP Director General Kathryne Bomberger at ICMP’s HQ in Sarajevo.
3 April 2012: A delegation of five members of the Iraqi Parliament concluded an eight-day visit to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). The delegation stayed in BiH from March 27 to April 3 2012 during which period they received in-depth presentations of ICMP experiences with the missing persons issue and met with representatives of relevant BiH authorities and NGOs.
29 March 2012: The ICMP Director-General today received representative of NGOs from Republika Srpska representing the families of missing persons, Mr. Nedeljko Mitrovic head of the Republika Srpska Organization of Imprisoned and Killed Soldiers and Missing Civilians, and the members of this Organization Mr. Boro Peulić and Mr. Veljko Lazic, as well as BiH MPI Board of Directors member Mr. Milutin Misic, where they discussed a variety of issues relevant to the missing persons process.