For Immediate Release
July 7 , 2005
Contact: Daniel J. Johnson
IFFAMPAC OFFERS ITS CONDOLENCES TO THE VICTIMS
OF TODAY’S TERROR ATTACKS IN LONDON
Rockford, Illinois. “Terrorism is never a legitimate solution to any problem, and attacks against innocent people can never be justified,” said Jane E. Durgom-Powers, founder and president of the International Federation of Family Associations of Missing Persons from Armed Conflicts (IFFAMPAC). IFFAMPAC works to unite families and family associations in their effort to learn the fate of loved ones who are missing because of armed conflicts.
“We offer our condolences as we grieve with the victims, their families, and the people of Great Britain,” Durgom-Powers said. “We hope that justice will prevail. Tactics of humiliation and terror can never bring about a true peace anywhere. So, we also hope that the people of every nation will unite and work harder to redress and prevent the injustices that make terrorism, to some, appear to be the only effective solution.”
Jane E. Durgom-Powers is an international human rights attorney who has worked on POW/MIA issues for more than 34 years. She is recognized by members of the U.S. military community and international non-governmental organizations as the leading international attorney on POW/MIA issues. She has also served as an advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the project of “The Missing.” Durgom-Powers is co-founder of The Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Institute in Chicago.
IFFAMPAC is working in a joint effort with the International Humanitarian Law Subcommittee of the International Human Rights Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association to develop a new model international law and to develop best practices guidelines to address the issue of the missing.