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Reference : V-P-CH-E-01493
Date : 18/03/2021
Caption : Geneva, ICRC headquarters. Representatives from Argentina and the United Kingdom sign an agreement requesting the ICRC to carry out further forensic work to identify Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin Cemetery in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).
Photographer : RUBIO, Samuel
Person appearing :
MAURER, Peter (president, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, press release. 18.03.2021
"The second Humanitarian Project Plan (HPP2) will involve the exhumation of human remains belonging to a number of individuals located within one grave known as C1.10. The new agreement follows the implementation of the ?rst Humanitarian Project Plan (HPP), which led to the exhumation of the remains of 122 Argentine soldiers at the cemetery. Following DNA sample testing with the families, 115 soldiers have been identi?ed.
The ICRC undertook this unprecedented humanitarian forensic operation, strictly in accordance with its humanitarian mandate, with the sole aim of ending the suffering of the families whose loved ones remained unidenti?ed. The HPP was the ?rst such project with a speci?c joint mandate from two States that had been on opposite sides in an armed con?ict. It tasked the ICRC with identifying the soldiers who had died during the armed con?ict and whose graves were marked "Argentine soldier only known to God".
The ICRC, Argentina, and the United Kingdom reaffirm their commitment to work closely on the implementation of the newly signed agreement."
Resolution : 6720x4480
Orientation : landscape
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