Red Cross will engage transparently with all parties on issue of Argentine remains

MEMBER of Legislative Assembly Mike Summers and UK representatives met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, on Monday to discuss a process of seeking to identify the remains of a number of unidentified Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin cemetery.


MLA Summers attended the meeting with the intention of emphasising that if identification was  to take place it would have to be done with the full agreement and involvement of the Falkland Islands Government.

The ICRC released a statement after the meeting noting: “in line with the neutral, impartial and independent nature of its work protecting and assisting victims of conflict, the ICRC seeks to engage transparently and with the full confidence of all parties involved to bring about the best possible outcome in humanitarian terms.”

The ICRC received the request from the Argentine president on the issue of the identification of the remains of the unknown Argentine soldiers in 2012. 

The Falklands’ Government declined to provide any further information about the meeting.