Archive for December, 2008



ICMP briefs Bosnia’s War Crimes Prosecutors

Friday, December 12th, 2008

ICMP's seminar for the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutors’ Office of Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) provided a special, in-depth presentation of its work to a high-level delegation of 20 national and International Prosecutors from the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutors’ Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The objective of the ICMP seminar was to provide prosecutors with an overview of the technical assistance that ICMP provides to governments in locating, recovering and identifying the mortal remains of persons missing from armed conflict, crimes against humanity and other violations of human rights.  Given that ICMP assistance in this regard is also relevant to criminal prosecutions, it is also important that prosecutors understand the scope of ICMP’s work and the type of assistance it can provide to justice sector institutions. (more…)

ICMP Commends BiH Parliament for Marking Human Rights Day by Highlighting Plight of the Missing

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Ms. Kathryne Bomberger, ICMP Director-General commends Bosnia and Herzegovina for marking the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human RightsICMP commends Bosnia and Herzegovina for marking the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights by holding a special session of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Rights of the Child, Youth, Immigration, Refugees, Asylum and Ethics of the Parliamentary Assembly.

During the special session Ms. Kathryne Bomberger, the Director-General of ICMP, noted, “There are still over 13,000 persons missing from the armed conflicts that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This fact constitutes one of the biggest human rights issues facing Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region today.”

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Delegacija visokih zvaničnika iz Kolumbije u posjeti ICMP-u

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Colombian delegation recives a presentation from ICMPDelegacija 19 visokih zvaničnika iz Kolumbije, uključena u rješavanje pitanja nasilnih nestanaka u Kolumbiji, posjetila je sjedište Međunarodne komisije za nestale osobe (ICMP) u Bosni i Hercegovini u periodu od 20. do 25. novembra 2008. godine.

Na osnovu svojih iskustava i stručnosti, ICMP je za kolumbijsku delegaciju održao detaljne prezentacije o jačanju institucionalnih kapaciteta, stvaranju održivih zakonskih okvira i poboljšanju tehničkih mogućnosti za lociranje, ekshumaciju i identifikaciju nestalih osoba. Osim toga, ICMP je posebno naglasio značaj uključivanja građanskog društva u sve aspekte procesa i potrebu za adekvatnim obrazovanjem i informisanjem udruženja porodica nestalih osoba o samom procesu.

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