Archive for April, 2014



ICMP Commissioner, Ambassador Knut Vollebaek, Visits Bosnia to Review Progress in Accounting for Missing Persons

Friday, April 25th, 2014

ICMP Commissioner Knut Vollebaek during his visit to BiH

ICMP Commissioner Knut Vollebaek during his visit to BiH

ICMP’s Commissioner, the distinguished Norwegian diplomat, Ambassador Knut Vollebaek, visited Bosnia and Herzegovina from April 23rd to 25th to review progress made in accounting for persons missing from the conflicts of the 1990’s. During his first visit to BiH as an ICMP commissioner, Vollebaek visited ICMP’s facilities and met with the Chief Prosecutor, the Board of Directors of the Missing Persons Institute, members of the Regional Coordination of Missing Persons Family Associations as well as representatives of the International Community. (more…)

A group of dignitaries and academics from the UK visit ICMP

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
An ICMP staff member explains the anthropological analysis of mortal remains in PIP, Tuzla, Bosnia

An ICMP staff member explains the anthropological analysis of mortal remains in PIP, Tuzla, Bosnia

A delegation of members of the British House of Lords, human rights activists and public appointees paid a visit to the headquarters and identification facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo and Tuzla from Monday through Wednesday. The visit is organized by “Remembering Srebrenica”, a UK charitable initiative.

Members of the delegation include: Baroness Hussein-Ece, who in addition to her background in local government is the Liberal Democrats’ gender and equalities spokesperson; Baroness Manzoor, who was the former head of the Commission for Racial Equality, and served as the Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales; Baroness Williams who has worked extensively in government and on sub-regional governance issues; lecturer Dr Akil Awan; Dr Krishnan Manocha, Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá’í community; lawyer, historian and former journalist Dr Farooq Bajwa, and chief executive of Unitas Communications, Muddassar Ahmed. (more…)

British Government Minister leads delegation on visit to ICMP

Friday, April 11th, 2014
Delegation in front of the ICD in Tuzla

Delegation in front of the ICD in Tuzla

Led by Mr. Stephen Williams MP, the UK’s Minister of State for Communities and Local Government, a group of young British opinion makers and civil servants visited the Headquarters and facilities of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo and Tuzla on 9th and 10th of April.

This is the fourth visit of its kind organized by Dr. Waqar Azmi OBE, the Chairman of the charitable initiative “Remembering Srebrenica”. (more…)