Press Releases

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...
Feb 13, 2015
(Nicosia, 13 February 2015) – The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus is aware of media reports regarding the results of an analysis of remains identified by the CMP, which was undertaken on behalf of the family of a Greek Cypriot missing person. The reported analysis calls into question some of...
Jan 16, 2015
(Nicosia, 15 January 2015) – Various reports have recently appeared in the media containing speculation about the alleged relocation of remains from an ongoing excavation conducted by the Committee on Missing Persons in Lapithos/Lapta. For the sake of clarity and with due respect to the families of...
Dec 18, 2014
(Nicosia, 18.12.2014) – At its end-of-year press conference today, the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) noted that 157 missing persons had been identified so far this year, making 2014 the most successful year to date. In contrast, the number of exhumations for 2014 had stagnated at 65 for the...
Dec 05, 2014
(Nicosia, 03.12.2014) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Government of Turkey for its donation of USD 100,000 made today. This tenth donation brings the Turkish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of USD 837,000 over the past eight years.This...

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