Archive for November, 2009



Deputy Speaker of the House of Peoples of Bosnia-Herzegovina visits ICMP

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Head of ICMP DNA Laboratories Division Rene Huel in the presence of ICMP Director General Kathryne Bomberger explains Mrs Dušanka Majkić the process of taking blood sample for DNA analysis.

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Dusanka Majkic, visited the international headquarters of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo.

The Deputy Speaker met with ICMP’s Director-General, Ms. Kathryne Bomberger, and discussed areas of mutual interest and concern regarding the issue of missing persons, including the process of locating, recovering and identifying missing persons, the rights of families of the missing and the Missing Persons Institute for Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also paid a visit to ICMP’s DNA laboratory where she received a briefing on the techniques and methodologies of ICMP’s DNA-led identification system. (more…)

Government Commissions on Missing Persons from Croatia and Serbia meet for the first time with Family Associations of missing persons from the Croatia conflicts of the 1990s

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Representatives of the Government Commission on Detainees and Missing Persons of the Republic of Croatia, the Government Commission on Missing Persons of the Republic of Serbia, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and representatives of Family Associations of Missing Persons from Croatia and Serbia met this week in Osijek, Republic of Croatia. (more…)

Law students from Banja Luka, Mostar and Sarajevo visit ICMP in Tuzla

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Law students in ICMPs facility PIP

Thirty students from the Law Faculties of the Universities of Mostar, Banja Luka and Sarajevo visited the facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Tuzla today.

The delegation, which saw law students from each of Bosnia’s main universities joined together in one party, visited ICMP’s three forensic facilities in Tuzla; the Podrinje Identification Project, the Lukavac Re-association Centre and the Identification Coordination Division (ICD).  ICMP constructed the first two projects specifically to assist in the identification of victims of the 1995 fall of Srebrenica, while ICD exists as ICMP’s worldwide centre for the processing of information about missing persons. The students also received briefings on the work of the Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia-Herzegovina (MPI), as well as a presentation on the implementation of the Law on Missing Persons. (more…)