Archive for June, 2008



ICMP to assist Chile with Missing Persons

Monday, June 16th, 2008

The International Commission on Missing Persons is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement with the Government of the Republic of Chile to provide technical assistance in identifying victims of enforced disappearance from the 1970’s.

“ICMP is pleased to assist Chile in helping to identify those missing,” said Director-General Kathryne Bomberger. “It not only achieves the primary human rights task of helping families and relatives find their loved ones, it’s also a good example of the kind of international professional cooperation that ICMP, as it expands operationally, is prepared to offer worldwide.”

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Switzerland and United Kingdom Support ICMP’s Contribution to Justice

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

The governments of Switzerland and United Kingdom announced today that they will provide further funds to the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons for the 2008 and 2009. The joint contribution amounting to 400,000 Euros will help ICMP continue to provide assistance to judicial institutions.”ICMP recognizes that aspects of its work can be relevant to bringing war criminals to justice. Without effective criminal justice to end impunity for these most serious of crimes there cannot be lasting peace, nor can such crimes be prevented in the future,” said ICMP Director General, Ms. Kathryne Bomberger.

Since 2000 the Government of United Kingdom has donated over 3.35 Million Euros including this donation to the work of ICMP, and the Government of Switzerland has been a supporter of ICMP’s work since 2001, with a total amount of around 630,000 EUR including this donation. The valuable support of the two donors was aimed at transitional justice activities, capacity building for associations of families of missing persons, government relations as well as to assisting the process of exhumation and identification of war victims in the Western Balkans.

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Czech Republic contributes to search for the missing

Monday, June 9th, 2008

The Government of the Czech Republic has announced that it will provide funds for the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) for the year 2008. The donation totals 600,000 Czech Koruna, or 24,000 Euros.

“We are pleased to expand our donor contribution to include assistance to ICMP and its important efforts to help the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina account for persons missing from the conflicts of the 1990’s,” said H. E. Jiří Kuděla Ambassador of the Czech Republic. “Their work is not only helping BiH deal with a difficult past, but is contributing to addressing the future in an open, accountable and transparent manner,” he added. (more…)