Monthly Archives: December 2009

ICMP calls on governments to address the issue of missing persons on International Human Rights Day

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) calls on governments worldwide to work for the resolution of cases of missing and disappeared persons.

“Today it is vital to remember and commemorate those persons who are missing from armed conflict, crimes against humanity and other violations of human rights from existence around the world.  We must remember those persons who have been effectively deleted because they belonged to the wrong nationality, religion, race, class, gender or political group,” said ICMP’s Director-General, Ms.Kathryne Bomberger. 

“Many countries around the world are confronted with large numbers of missing persons and cases of enforced disappearances. Resolving these cases is important to the implementation of the rule of law and to the establishment of peace and justice, as well as to ending the suffering experienced by relatives of the missing who live in a state of uncertainty concerning the…