Archive for June, 2009



Family Associations of Missing Persons host Conference on the Challenges of Closing Cases and Commemorating Loved Ones

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Conference on the Challenges of Closing Cases and Commemorating Loved Ones The Association of Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves, in cooperation with the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) held a conference in Sarajevo entitled ‘The Challenges of Identifications and Burials of Mortal Remains of Missing Persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina.’ (more…)

Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia-Herzegovina Excavates Key Mass Grave Sites in Herzegovina

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

US ambassador visit to Herzegovina sites-0374 The Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia-Herzegovina (MPI) continues its key work of finding and excavating mass graves as MPI teams began work on two key sites located in south-western Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Institute’s work at the two locations demonstrated its readiness and ability to operate as the state-level institution tasked with dealing with some 17,500 missing persons across the entire territory of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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INTERPOL and ICMP mark one year anniversary of Philippines ferry disaster

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

One year after the sinking of the MV Princess of the Stars ferry during Typhoon Frank, INTERPOL and the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) today paid their respects to the victims and their families at a ceremony.

Following the disaster, in which an estimated 800 passengers and crew lost their lives when the ferry capsized, an INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT), which included experts from the ICMP, was deployed to Cebu City to assist Philippine authorities in the identification of victims. (more…)