ICMP calls on Nigerian authorities to step up the search for missing girls

Article posted on May 8, 2014

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) expresses its deep concern over the fact that more than three weeks have passed since 276 Nigerian students were abducted on 14 April 2014 by a militant group in this country. ICMP is therefore calling on the Nigerian authorities to immediately take effective measures to remedy the situation by ending this ongoing crime against humanity. Read More…

BiH Chief Prosecutor Goran Salihovic visits ICMP Headquarters and DNA laboratory

Article posted on May 6, 2014

Meeting of ICMP Director General and BiH Chief Prosecutor in ICMP's HQ.

Meeting of ICMP Director General and BiH Chief Prosecutor in ICMP's HQ.

The Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH Mr. Goran Salihović toured the headquarters and DNA laboratory of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Sarajevo today. Mr. Salihović and ICMP’s Director-General Ms. Kathryne Bomberger reviewed the cooperation between the two institutions as well as the general progress and challenges in the process to locate and identify persons missing from armed conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990’s.

Mr. Salihović was briefed on ICMP’s assistance to governments in the Western Balkans and worldwide in accounting for persons missing from armed conflicts, natural disasters, human rights violations and other causes. Accompanied by Ms. Bomberger, Mr. Salihović also toured ICMP’s main DNA laboratory where he was introduced to the scientific techniques of DNA identification used by ICMP to account for more than 17,500 persons in the Western Balkans, of which 14,500 were missing persons relevant to BiH. Read More…

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

Article posted on April 25, 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. Read More…