Monthly Archives: February 2013

ICMP’s working group meeting brings together authorities involved in missing persons issue in Iraq

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) hosted a two-day Working Group meeting “An Effective Partnership to ensure Identifications of Missing Persons” attended by high-level delegates representing all key Ministries and other Organizations involved in the missing persons process.

The meeting focused on next steps in the collection and protection of data from relatives of missing persons, the establishment of a centralized database and on advanced training in DNA techniques for Iraqi scientists.

As representative of the Ministry of Human Rights of Iraq, which has the primary coordination responsibility for the missing persons issue under the Law on Mass…

UK Announces Support for ICMP Project in Libya

Following on from the visit to Tripoli last week of British Prime Minister David Cameron, the British Ambassador to Libya H.E. Michael Aron announced today funding to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) to assist the Government of Libya in its efforts to account for missing persons.

Following the recent conflict in Libya and years of enforced disappearances perpetrated by the former regime, it is estimated that up to 10,000 thousand persons went missing.

The British Government approved almost 650,000USD of funding last week. During his visit to Tripoli, Prime Minister David Cameron met Mervat Mhani of the Free Generation Movement (FGM), a Libyan NGO that deals with missing persons issues through their Mafqood (The Missing) project, and pledged UK…