The EU rule of law mission has issued a statement on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances saying that it was imperative that the concerned parties to exchange reliable and relevant information on the fate of 1,653 missing persons.
“Coordination between stakeholders must improve and communication with family associations strengthened. The continued professionalization of police and forensics officers must remain a high priority, together with the coherent implementation of effective and comprehensive search strategies,” EULEX said in a statement.
EULEX Acting Head of Mission Bernd Thran said the issue of missing persons is something that affects many families in Kosovo and the region and underlined the importance of the identification process. “I would like to extend my support to the families who are still waiting to find out about the fate of their loved ones. While the nature of the identification process is sensitive, complicated and time consuming, it is vital that it continues in order to find answers on the fate of the missing,” he said adding that EULEX will continue supporting Kosovo partners in this direction.