Monthly Archives: April 2009

German Ambassador praises ICMP’s identification system on visit to Tuzla

ICMP’s Edin Jasaragic briefs H.E Joachim Schmidt, German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina about the work of ICMP’s Identification Coordination Division Funding from the German government has enabled the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) to purchase state-of-the-art technical equipment which will enhance its high-throughput DNA identification system.

Visiting ICMP’s Identification Coordination Division and the Podrinje Identification Project in Tuzla, H.E Joachim Schmidt, German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, praised ICMP’s DNA-assisted identification system and the improvements made to it by the recent German donation.

“ICMP’s contribution to reconciliation in BiH is essential, and Germany highly appreciates its endeavors, which is why…

Experts from Cyprus Committee on Missing Persons Visit ICMP

A delegation of six Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot scientists working for the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) attended a training course provided by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Bosnia Herzegovina. The purpose of the visit was to provide the bi-communal team of Cypriot scientists with the opportunity to broaden and enhance their existing forensic and anthropological skills.

Over three days from March 22nd – 25th, the group from the CMP’s Bi-Communal Forensic Team and Anthropological Laboratory became familiarized with the ICMP’s approach to current aspects of forensic anthropology, pathology and DNA identity testing. Presentations were made by ICMP experts whose work with DNA technology, an internationally recognised scientific method of human identification, has given their laboratory system a world-wide reputation.

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus was established in April 1981 by agreement between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities under the auspices…