Monthly Archives: December 2012

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

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.

Around 40 representatives of family associations of the missing, who represent the leadership of Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb family associations, participated in drafting the conclusions, which were later adopted by the Kosovo Coordination Council of Associations of Missing Persons, the Association of Families of Kidnapped and Killed Civilians, Soldiers and Policemen in Kosovo and Metohija, and the Association of Families of Kidnapped and Missing Persons from Kosovo and Metohija, as well as the relevant authorities from Belgrade and Pristina.

Family associations of missing Kosovo Serbs and Kosovo…

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

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…