Monthly Archives: October 2009

Spain supports ICMP and efforts to search for Missing Persons

The Spanish Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina, His Excellency Senor Alejandro Enrique Alvargonzalez San Martin, visited the forensic facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla. The Ambassador was accompanied by a delegation from The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID).

He and the delegation then travelled to the Potocari Memorial Centre outside Srebrenica and then to the excavation of a mass grave located outside the town of Sokolac in eastern Bosnia.

The Spanish Government, via AECID, have been strong supporters of ICMP since 2008, donating 350,000 Euros for the activities of its Forensic Sciences Division, focusing on ICMP’s technical assistance to the excavation process and to the examination of mortal remains to assist identification. AECID has also provided assistance worth some 50,000 Euros to ICMP’s assistance program in Colombia.

“Seeing at first hand the different operations of ICMP in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as the profoundly moving and humbling…

ICMP signs major funding agreements with the German government

Bomberger and Schmidt during the donation agreement signing in Sarajevo HQ

The German Government has provided 500,000 Euros to the International Commission on Missing Persons demonstrating its continued commitment to the process of recovery and identification of persons missing in the Western Balkans. In a separate grant agreement the German Government will, for the first time, support ICMP’s programs in Iraq with a contribution of some 700,000 Euros for the period to the end of 2010.  This brings to almost 3,150,000 EUR the total amount of funding committed by the German government to ICMP.

The German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Joachim Schmidt, signed both funding agreements on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany with ICMP’s Director-General Ms. Kathryne Bomberger at…

Iraqi Delegation Visits ICMP

Iraqi delegation in ICMP HQ in Sarajevo

A high-level delegation of 8 Iraqi experts working on the issue of missing persons in Iraq visited the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) at its headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 4thth to 9th October, 2009.  The visit was funded by the British Government through its Embassy in Baghdad.

Joint Working Group sucessfully resolved cases of missing persons

Joint Working Group during the meeting

Representatives of missing persons institutions of the governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Serbia met yesterday at a meeting of a Regional Working Group hosted by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). This was the second working meeting of this Working Group consisting of representatives of the Missing Persons Institute (MPI) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH), the Commission for Missing Persons of the Republic of Serbia (RoS) and the Commission for Detained and Missing of the Republic of Croatia (RoC). The meeting was also attended by a representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).