May Monthly Meeting
“International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)”
Presented by Kathryne Bomberger
Marriott Hotel, The Hague
Johan de Wittlaan 30
2517 JR The Hague
Registration from 09:30
Opening May meeting at 10:00
From Central Station: Bus 24 or Tram 1 & 16 (stop World Forum)
From Hollands Spoor: Tram 16
Parking : Marriott Hotel : € 4
About the Lecturer:
Kathryne Bomberger has an undergraduate degree in History and a graduate degree in International Relations with a focus on Middle East Studies, from the Elliot School of International Relations at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. She is an American national currently residing in The Hague.
Before joining ICMP, she worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the UN and the US Senate. Mrs Bomberger has worked in conflict and post-conflict areas, as well as in areas affected by disasters and by organized crime (including The Western Balkans, Cyprus, Armenia, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Ukraine, Mexico, Colombia, Haiti, and The Philippines), helping governments, courts, prosecutors, NGO’s, scientists,
academics and others to build capacity to address the cross-cutting issue of missing persons, including through the development of effective institutions and legislation.
She has spoken on the issue of missing persons at countless public forums, including the United Nations and the US Congress, and she has been interviewed by the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist and many other media outlets, as well as participating in television and film documentaries.
Her numerous awards include recognition by the President of France as a Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur.
About the lecture:
Since its creation in 1966, ICMP has been transformed from an
ad-hoc mechanism tasked with assisting countries emerging from the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, to a treaty-based
international organization with global reach.
Kathryne Bomberger has consistently sought to ensure that the global challenge of missing persons is addressed by governments as an urgent priority, in a manner that is modern, effective and based on the rule of law.
Mrs Bomberger’s lecture will focus on the global issue of missing persons and the mandate and scope of work of the International Commission on Missing Persons.