Luxembourg maintains its support for ICMP

The Hague, 18 January 2018: Director-General Kathryne Bomberger has expressed ICMP’s appreciation for the assistance it received last month from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, noting that in 2018 ICMP will be able to advance further a range of activities because of Luxembourg’s support.

“Luxembourg was one of ICMP’s important supporters providing ICMP with diplomatic and financial support, including the most recent grant that will help ICMP implement core activities,” Bomberger said.

Luxembourg was a key player in the initiative to establish ICMP as a treaty-based international organization with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. It is also one of the five original signatory countries to the Agreement on the Status and Functions of the International Commission on Missing Persons in December 2014.

“Luxembourg supports ICMP because it is focused, effective and advances the rule of law,” said Luxembourg Ambassador to the Netherlands Jean-Marc Hoscheit. “It has become increasingly clear that the issue of missing persons must be addressed effectively to maintain and advance the full implementation of the rule of law. Whether persons go missing in the context of disasters, armed conflicts or in the course of migration, their families have a right to know the truth and the authorities must investigate their whereabouts. Through its support for ICMP, Luxembourg again underlines its commitment to basic human rights guarantees. ”