Archive for December, 2010

ICMP Briefs Bosnia’s War Crimes Prosecutors

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) provided a special, in-depth presentation of its work to a high-level delegation of over 50 national and International Prosecutors and staff members from the Prosecutors’ Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina today. (more…)

Iraqi Experts Visit ICMP to Explore use of DNA-based Identifications of Missing Persons

Monday, December 13th, 2010
Iraqi delegation during a working meeting in ICMP's HQ in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A delegation of six Iraqi experts engaged in efforts to address the issue of missing persons from the regime of Saddam Hussein, as well as armed conflicts, visited the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) at its headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of the visit was to explore ways to implement a DNA-led identification project that would adhere to best practice and proper rule of law procedures. (more…)

Regional Conference on Promoting a Holistic Approach to Memorials and Remembrance

Friday, December 10th, 2010
Regional Conference on Promoting a Holistic Approach to Memorials and Remembrance

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP BIH) in partnership with the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees and the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina organized a Regional conference on promoting a holistic approach to Memorials and Remembrance in Sarajevo from 9th to 10th December 2010.

The conference was aimed at initiating a process of dialogue between governments and civil society on models of commemoration and remembrance regarding atrocities that took place during the conflicts in the regions of the Western Balkans during the 1990’s. The conference focused on how to commemorate the thousands of victims of such atrocities, including persons missing from armed conflict, rape victims, victims of torture and other victims of crimes against humanity and violations of human rights. Of particular importance was the concept of exploring how to commemorate and honor victims, regardless of their ethnic, religious or national origin. (more…)