CMP and ICRC open an international expert workshop on Missing Persons in Nicosia

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are opening an international expert workshop “Mechanisms on Missing Persons: Clarifying the Fate and Supporting Families”. This event is held at the Ledra Palace Hotel in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 16 to 17 October 2019. Over 60 participants from 29 countries are attending.

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Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs visits the CMP Laboratory

(Nicosia, 9 July 2019) – Yesterday, the Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis visited the Anthropological Laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP). Federal Councillor Cassis was accompanied by Dr Pierre-Yves Fux, Swiss Ambassador to Cyprus. The CMP Members briefed Federal Councillor Cassis on CMP’s humanitarian work of recovery, identification and return of the remains of persons who went missing in 1963, 1964 and 1974. They stressed the importance of this humanitarian project for the restoration of trust between communities and underlined how the return of the remains of missing persons to their loved ones prepares the ground for reconciliation.

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Liverpool’s Merseyside Police investigators train CMP staff

(Nicosia 18 January 2019) – Two senior trainers from Liverpool’s Merseyside police have provided for a highly valuable training program in Nicosia to more than 20 Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots involved in the investigative efforts of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP). The training from 14 to 18 January 2019 was led by senior Merseyside police officers Mr. Tim Keelan, recently retired with more than 40 years investigation experience, and Mr. John Porter, a serving officer and trainer with more than 30 years’ experience.

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