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Swiss Parliamentarians visit ICMP in Tuzla

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Swiss parlamentarians visitng ICMP’s Lukavac Reeasociation CenterThe Swiss Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H. E. Mr Rolf Lenz and ten Swiss Parliamentarians visited the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons today in Tuzla.
During their visit, the members of the Swiss Parliament visited two ICMP facilities dedicated to the identification of mortal remains of persons missing from the 1995 fall of Srebrenica, including the Podrinje Identification Project and the Lukavac Re-association Center.
The introduction of DNA by the ICMP as the basis for identifying large numbers of missing persons from the 1990’s conflicts in the Western Balkans enabled accurate identifications of persons who would never otherwise have been identified. Of the 8,000 estimated missing from Srebrenica, ICMP has assisted in making over 5,200 identifications. The first DNA match made by ICMP on November 16, 2001 was of a 15 year-old boy missing from Srebrenica.

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