Archive for October, 2011



German government continues funding ICMP’s identification activities

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
German government continues funding ICMP’s identification activities

German government continues funding ICMP’s identification activities

Germany has announced that it will provide a grant of 200,000 Euros for the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) in 2011. On behalf of the German Government, the Ambassador to BIH Ulrike Knotz today signed a grant agreement with ICMP Director General Kathryne Bomberger at ICMP’s HQ in Sarajevo. (more…)

Russian forensic DNA scientists visit ICMP

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
In the photo (from left to right): 1) Dr. Tom Parsons, ICMP's Director of Forensic Sciences, 2) Dr. Pavel Ivanov, Deputy Director and Director of Forensic DNA Unit of the Federal Center of Forensic Medical Expertise (FCFME) at the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 3) M.D. Elena Zemskova, Head of Casework DNA Typing Lab.

In the photo (from left to right): 1) Dr. Tom Parsons, ICMP's Director of Forensic Sciences, 2) Dr. Pavel Ivanov, Deputy Director and Director of Forensic DNA Unit of the Federal Center of Forensic Medical Expertise (FCFME) at the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 3) M.D. Elena Zemskova, Head of Casework DNA Typing Lab.

Two of Russia’s most reputable scientists from the Federal Center of Forensic Medical Expertise (FCFME) at the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation completed their two-day visit to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). Dr. Pavel Ivanov, Deputy Director and Director of Forensic DNA Unit of the Federal Center of Forensic Medical Expertise (FCFME) at the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and M.D. Elena Zemskova, Head of Casework DNA Typing Lab, toured ICMP’s Sarajevo HQ and the DNA forensic facilities where they were informed about ICMP’s DNA identification efforts and its scientific work methods. (more…)

Montenegrin Scientists Trained by ICMP

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

A group of four Montenegrin scientists from the Forensic Center Police Directorate of Montenegro today completed a six day training course organized and implemented by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo and Tuzla. The training was a part of a larger project called ‘Strengthening the Capacities of the Montenegrin Police Administration’, funded by the European Union’s IPA Twinning Project, and was aimed at improving Montenegrin forensic capabilities. (more…)