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 an asset to international justice”. Secretary of State Hague added the following “I am also writing to ask that you accept Mr. Alastair Burt MP as the UK’s nomination for ICMP Commissioner. I am confident that Mr. Burt will be an excellent ICMP Commissioner.” (more…)