Archive for December, 2012



Kosovo Serb and Kosovo Albanian families insist their governments must do more to locate missing persons

Monday, December 24th, 2012

ICMP is pleased to distribute the conclusions of a two-day conference hosted by ICMP in Skopje, FYROM/Macedonia, on 20 and 21 November,, entitled “The Future of the Missing Persons Process from the Kosovo Conflict.” The conference gathered representatives of family associations of missing persons, government representatives from Belgrade and Pristina, as well as representatives from the international community, including EULEX and ICRC. (more…)

ICMP, Amnesty International and TRIAL issue joint recommendations from “No Impunity for Enforced Disappearances” Conference

Friday, December 14th, 2012

LogosThe International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), “Amnesty International” and “TRIAL - Track Impunity Always”, publish a set of joint recommendations calling on the Government of Iraq to take decisive steps to tackle and end the practice of enforced disappearance in Iraq.

The recommendations are the direct outcome of a conference ‘No Impunity for Enforced Disappearances’ held by the ICMP in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Rights in Baghdad, 16 and 17 September 2012 (download the report).

With the accession to the Convention for the Protection of All Persons against Enforced Disappearance in 2010, the Government of Iraq is committed to tackle and combat the crime of enforced disappearance. The recommendations may serve as a basis for the relevant government agencies to enhance access to justice, truth and full reparation for victims of enforced disappearance. The document also aims to encourage international agencies to offer support to the Government of Iraq in its efforts to apply the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance in domestic legislation. (more…)