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The remains of eight individuals are exhumed

12 May 2010

The Office on Missing Persons and Forensics (OMPF) has exhumed the remains of 8 missing persons in the region of Vushtrri/Vučitrn today. This is a result of in-depth archival investigation conducted in 2009, which included the reviewing of many files and the use of different sources.

Since EULEX was deployed in Kosovo on 9 December 2008, it has exhumed the remains of 122 individuals.

The Office on Missing Persons and Forensics (OMPF) is co-headed by EULEX and the Ministry of Justice in Kosovo. The OMPF specialises in a diverse range of forensic fields. Its principal objectives are to determine the fate of the missing as a result of the conflict in Kosovo and its aftermath; to strengthen the Rule of Law in Kosovo by providing scientifically sound forensic evidence which may aid in the search for justice and to be at the forefront of Forensic related developments in Kosovo and the Balkan Region.