Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lebanese family members and state authorities learn from BiH experience

Lebanese delegation during a round table with ICMP representatives, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A delegation consisting of 15 participants representing victims’ groups, parliamentarians, ministry representatives, judges and human rights activists and lawyers from Lebanon completed a week-long visit to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The purpose of this visit was to learn about ICMP’s work and the rule of law institutions in BiH involved in addressing missing persons’ rights, such as the Missing Persons Institute of BiH and the BiH Prosecutor and Court.

It is estimated that some 17,000 persons went missing during the 15-year war in Lebanon, which lasted from 1975 until 1990. An Amnesty Law that was…