ICRC visits CMP to discuss cooperation on a 4-year project
(Nicosia, 4 September 2018) The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP), in the framework of a 2017 Memorandum of Understanding, invited two officials from ICRC's headquarters in Geneva to Nicosia for an exchange on best practices and cooperation. This cooperation has so far led to the training in Cyprus of 40 scientists in forensic anthropology from countries in the Middle East with large caseloads of missing persons. The ICRC delegation consisted of the Head of ICRC's Protection Division that oversees missing persons operations around the world and the Head of a new ICRC 4-year global project, seeking to set internationally accepted standards for practitioners dealing with missing persons. They discussed areas of possible cooperation with CMP Members and visited the CMP lab where they were informed by experts on all phases of their operations and scientific procedures.