British Government Minister leads delegation on visit to ICMP

Article posted on April 11, 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”. Read More…

Iraqi Women’s Network the “Ship of Life” Meets to Secure Legal Status as NGO that Works on the Missing

Article posted on April 4, 2014
Participants at the Ship of Life meeting in Basra

Participants at the Ship of Life meeting in Basra

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) facilitated the 5th meeting of the “Ship of Life” women’s network in Basra, Iraq, on 2 and 3 April, 2014. The meeting was attended by family representatives of missing persons from across Iraq who have lost their relatives as a result of human rights abuses in Iraq.

For the first time, women representing groups from different sectarian groups, including, Sunni Arab women from the troubled Anbar province attended the meeting. In addition, representatives of the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, the Martyrs’ Foundation, and the Kurdish Regional Government’s Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs attended the meeting. Observers from the Basra provincial council, and the Iraqi NGO directorate were in attendance, as was the archbishop of the Chaldean church in Southern Iraq, making this “Ship of Life” meeting the most representative so far of all the people of Iraq. Read More…

Women Face Unique Challenges in Searching for Missing Loved Ones from Conflict and Human Rights Abuses

Article posted on March 7, 2014

On the occasion of the International Woman’s Day, the 8th of March, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) would like to highlight the challenges faced by women in searching for loved ones missing from armed conflict and human rights abuses.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina it has been determined that 87% of those missing from the armed conflicts of the 1990’s were men, leaving women and children to struggle with the consequences. A similar pattern is visible in the rest of the Western Balkans, as well as globally, according to ICMP data. Read More…