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Missing persons' families: experiences and knowledge, circulation of persons and things, and solidarity after Mass Fatality Incidents

Project description

An ethnographic study of the ICMP’s work

Every year, millions of people around the world go missing as a result of conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organised crime, irregular migration, and other causes. The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) works with governments, civil society organisations and other groups throughout the world to address the issue of people who have gone missing. It has been involved in the excavation of thousands of mass and clandestine gravesites and has spearheaded the application of advanced forensic techniques to locate and recover missing persons. The EU-funded MissingFamilies project will conduct an ethnographic study of the ICMP’s work. It will study its civil society initiatives at its Hague headquarters and in Mexico, Colombia and Iraq. The focus will be on the ‘circulation’ of local experiences, knowledges and solidarity.


Net EU contribution
€ 187 572,48
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 187 572,48