Monthly Archives: December 2013

William Hague Appoints Alistair Burt MP as ICMP’s British Commissioner

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP as an ICMP Commissioner. Mr. Burt is the Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Bedfordshire and was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, until October this year.

In a letter to ICMP nominating Mr. Burt, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State, William Hague, said: “Your organization is carrying out important work to address some of the key challenges posed by armed conflicts and natural disasters. The support your organization provides to the families of missing persons and the various institutions which search for truth is commendable and…

Czech Republic Continues Funding ICMP

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina announced today that the Czech Republic will continue to support the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) through June 2014.

H.E. Ambassador Tomas Szunyog made the announcement during a signing ceremony of the donation agreement with the ICMP Director General, Kathryne Bomberger, at the ICMP headquarters. The donation of 12,700 EUR will be used to support ICMP’s programs in the Western Balkans. The Czech Republic has donated 110,000 Euro to ICMP since 2008.

“ICMP is the only specialized international organization that addresses the issue of missing persons in all its facets through the use of scientific and law based mechanisms. In the context of the Western Balkans, it has assisted the countries in the region…

Delegation of “Remembering Srebrenica” Project visit ICMP

A group of religious leaders from the United Kingdom led by former BBC news correspondent Martin Bell OBE, and the Chairman of the “Remembering Srebrenica” Project, Dr. Waqar Azmi paid a visit to the headquarters and identification facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo and Tuzla on Monday and Tuesday, as part of their visit to BiH.

In addition to Mr. Bell, the delegation included the Imam Qari Mohammed Asim MBE, Imam at Leeds Makkah Masjid, Elinor Chohan, Trustee of Altrincham Muslim Association, Imam Asim Hafiz, Islamic advisor for the Ministry of Defence, Revd. Dr. Toby Howarth, Secretary for Inter…