Press Releases

Nov 02, 2015
The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Ireland for its donation of EUR 25,000 made today. This brings the Irish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 275,000 over the past ten years. This donation to the CMP Project on the Exhumation,...
Oct 27, 2015
Three CMP Members in Brussels: From 20 to 23 October, 2015 the Committee on Missing Persons had meetings in Brussels with members of the European Parliament’s Budget and LIBE committees as well as with senior European Commission officials. They also met with representatives of several European...
Sep 01, 2015
Today a CMP excavation team discovered a burial site containing multiple human remains in a military area near the new prison in the north of Nicosia. This is the twelfth excavation conducted by the CMP in this large area, all previous ones having been unsuccessful due to major changes in the...
May 25, 2015
Over recent days, several reports have appeared in newspapers containing speculations about potential burial sites and forthcoming excavations. The CMP has a strict policy not to comment on ongoing or future excavations. In doing so, the CMP protects the families of missing persons, whose...
May 21, 2015
Over recent days, several media reported on a parliamentary hearing during which concerns were expressed over a suspension of identifications by the Committee on Missing Persons. The Members would like to reassure the families of missing persons across Cyprus that this is not the case....
Mar 18, 2015
(Nicosia, 20.02.2015) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Federal Republic of Germany for its donation of EUR 100,000 made yesterday. This third allocation brings the German financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 300,000 over the past ten...
Mar 06, 2015
(Nicosia, 05.03.2015) - From 2 to 5 March, two independent experts who had been recommended by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Dr. William Goodwin (Geneticist, UK) and Dr. José Luis Prieto (Forensic Anthropologist, Spain) examined the case of the partial remains of Mr. Georgios Foris...
May 11, 2015
Press Release by Independent Experts5th March 2015 (Nicosia, 05.03.2015) Over the past four days we have evaluated the work of the CMP. We have visited the laboratory to examine the methodology that is employed and have also been given access to results obtained for one case from the Cyprus...
Feb 25, 2015
(Nicosia, 20.02.2015) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Republic of Cyprus for its donation of EUR 125,000 made today. This allocation brings the Republic of Cyprus’ financial assistance to the CMP to a total of over EUR 2.5 million since 2005. ...
Feb 18, 2015
Statement delivered by the three CMP Membersat the 18 February 2015 Press Conference 1. Introduction: [Mr. Nestoras Nestoros]Over recent days, many press items have been published about the allegedmis-identification of remains that had been returned to a Greek Cypriot family by the CMP. In this...

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