On July 21, 2022, Ms.Olesia Otradnova, the Director of the Prosecutor’s Training Center of Ukraine, and Matthew Holliday, Director of European Programs at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.
ICMP has been accounting for missing persons for more than 25 years; in particular, it has experience working to address the consequences of the Balkan conflict. It maintains a unique, specialized Online Inquiry Center (OIC) and an Integrated Data Management System (iDMS) that manages all data pertaining to its missing persons process.
Ms. Otradnova noted that currently, during the full-scale invasion by the Russian Federation, unfortunately, thousands of soldiers and civilians have been classified as missing. Searching for and identifying these missing persons is a very important process that will have to continue for a long time.
Using ICMP’s capabilities, methods and resources will help prosecutors and investigators to carry out criminal proceedings, and thousands of Ukrainians – to search for and identify missing relatives.