The Italian legal framework for the management of missing persons and unidentified dead bodies, and the rights of the relatives - Italian Legal Briefing

"Missing Migrants and Deaths at the EU’s Mediterranean Border: Humanitarian Needs and State Obligations" (or the "Mediterranean Missing Project") was a year-long research project running until October 2016, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom. Resulting from collaboration between the University of York, City University London, and the International Organization for Migration, the project was one of the first efforts to systematically collect data and comparatively explore current responses to migrant bodies in the Mediterranean, and the impacts of a missing person on families left behind. This is a legal breifing on the existing body of law relevant to missing migrants in Italy.