Archive for March, 2013



Iraq’s Kurdish and Arab Women Send Strong Signal of National Reconciliation

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Iraqi women exchange visit The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) together with the Martyrs Foundation’s Basra branch organized a four day visit, between 23 to 26 March, of eight women from Iraqi Kurdistan to Basra. Participants of this event are survivors of the Anfal Campaign, the bombardment of Halabja and other crimes committed by the former regime.

As part of the visit, the participants met representatives of the local authorities, visited different historic monuments and paid tribute to the victims of the Shi’ite insurgency of 1999 at the Martyrs Monument in Basra City. This event followed the visit organized by the ICMP in June 2012 for 14 women from Basra to the Kurdish region. (more…)

BiH Chief Prosecutor meets with ICMP Director-General

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Meeting of Mr. Salihovic and Mrs. Bomberger

Meeting of Mr. Salihovic and Mrs. Bomberger

The BiH Chief Prosecutor Goran Salihović met with the Director General of the International Commission on Missing Persons Ms. Kathryne Bomberger in Sarajevo today.

Mr. Salihović and Mrs. Bomberger discussed efforts needed to accelerate accounting for missing persons in BiH. It is estimated that 9,000 persons missing from the armed conflicts relevant to Bosnia and Herzegovina are still unaccounted for. (more…)

The UN and ICMP Advancing Forensic Science In BIH

Monday, March 25th, 2013
The UN and ICMP Advancing Forensic Science in BiH

The UN and ICMP Advancing Forensic Science in BiH

The UN and ICMP held consultations today with forensic experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The experts presented their views on the current situation of forensic science in BiH and proposed areas and methodology for improving capacities of this scientific field. They identified branches of forensic science in BiH which currently do not exist, as well as areas for improvement. (more…)