Archive for November, 2009



Republika Srpska Crime Police Directorate visits ICMP

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
Republika Srpska Crime Police Directorate visits ICMP

A delegation of senior officials from Republika Srpska’s Crime Police Directorate visited the forensic facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla and its international headquarters and DNA laboratory in Sarajevo in order to enhance their cooperation with ICMP.

ICMP has collected almost 90,000 blood samples from families in the region with missing relatives to conduct DNA identity testing of recovered mortal remains from clandestine graves; however, there are still family members in Republika Srpska samples that need to be located, who may want to provide blood.  The RS Interior Ministry will enhance its cooperation with ICMP to locate the remaining family members in the hope of obtaining these samples. (more…)

High-level delegation of War Crimes investigative authorities from Serbia visit ICMP

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

osce-and-serbian-delegation-visit-0061A delegation of officials from Serbia’s war crimes investigative authorities visited the forensic facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla and its international headquarters in Sarajevo on a fact-finding and familiarization visit. (more…)

The Colombian Congress Adopts the Law on Homage to Disappeared Persons and Other Measures for their Search and Identification

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) welcomes the adoption of the Law on Homage to Disappeared Persons and Other Measures for their Search and Identification, which was adopted yesterday by the Colombian Congress.

“This law is an important step forward in the search and identification process and the development of appropriate expressions of commemoration to the missing in Colombia,” said Ms. Kathryne Bomberger, ICMP’s Director-General. “The law strengthens the process of genetic identification, and provides for protection of a victims’ genetic information.  It also includes measures for protecting the integrity of unidentified remains and for the protection of places of clandestine burial.” (more…)