Ayacucho, Peru. The remains of people who disappeared 30 years ago are exhumed, identified and placed in small coffins in preparation for burial. Lucas Omar / ICRC

Draft Principles for the Dignified Management of the Dead in Humanitarian Emergencies

Call for comments
Article 08 March 2021

The ICRC Missing Persons Project, launched in 2018, is currently developing a set of guiding principles for the Dignified Management of the Dead in Humanitarian Emergencies and to Prevent them becoming Missing Persons.

We invite all interested parties to submit their written comments on these guiding principles.

All submissions:

  • Should be submitted electronically to this dedicated email address: missingpersonsproject@icrc.org
  • Should have, in the subject line of the email: Guiding Principles for the Dignified Management of the Dead in Humanitarian Emergencies and to Prevent them becoming Missing Persons – comments
  • Should be in a single document of no more than two pages, and indicate exactly which paragraphs the comments pertain to
  • Must be in English, French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian.

 

Deadline:

  • Comments must be submitted by 31 March 2021

About the ICRC Missing Persons Project (leaflet)

The Central Tracing Agency of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a longstanding mandate and 150 years of operational experience in tracing missing persons and reconnecting separated families. Convinced that a worldwide joining of forces is required to improve the global response to the tragedy of missing persons and their relatives, the ICRC launched the Missing Persons Project in 2018.

In partnership with other actors, this initiative seeks to bring together experts, family representatives and other key stakeholders from around the world in order to build consensus on best practices, promote existing technical standards and develop new ones, where needed.