Search Commission

Independent Commission For The Location Of Victims Remains

Dublin Ireland
Thematic Area
Families / Forensics / The Search Process
Burial Site / Mass Grave / DNA Analysis / Enforced Disappearance / Family Needs / Management of the Dead / Protecting/Restoring Family Links
Country of operation
Ireland , United Kingdom
Region of operation
Europe and Central Asia
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The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains was established by an intergovernmental agreement between the Irish and British Governments, signed on 27 April 1999, and by legislation enacted in Ireland and the United Kingdom.  

The purpose of the Commission is to obtain information, in confidence, which may lead to the location of the remains of victims of paramilitary violence ("The Disappeared") who were murdered and buried in secret arising from the conflict in Northern Ireland.

In order to recover the remains of those victims still missing, the Commission depends on information being provided to it from the public.
If you have any information which may lead to the location of the remains of any of the Disappeared please contact the Commission in the strictest confidence. You have nothing to fear from contacting the Commission.  All information that we receive is legally privileged – it cannot be passed on to other agencies or used in a court of law.  It can only be used to try and locate the remains of the Disappeared.

If you have any information on the location of Joe Lynskey, Columba McVeigh, Robert Nairac or Seamus Maguire please call the confidential phone number below where you can leave a confidential voice message.

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