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STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL VERIFICATION COMMISSION

8 April 2017 The International Verification Commission (IVC) was established on 28 September 2011 to verify Euskadi Ta Askatasuna’s (ETA) declaration of a definitive end of violence. For the past six years, the Commission, together with Basque institutions and Basque civil society, has worked towards achieving an orderly end of violence. Since its establishment, the [...]

Statement of the International Verification Commission

Bilbao, 21 February 2014 The International Verification Commission (IVC) was established on 28 September 2011 to verify the “permanent, general and verifiable ceasefire” declared by Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) on 10 January 2011 and its subsequent declaration of a “definitive end of violence” on 20 October 2011. Since its establishment, the Commission has verified that [...]

International Verification Commission (IVC) Report

The International Verification Commission (IVC) has held a series of meetings in Bilbao from February 18th to February 20th 2013 to gather information on the state of the ceasefire and the end of violence in the Basque Country, and to monitor developments in these areas. On February 18th and 19th the Commission bilaterally met with [...]

Press Note International Verification Comission (IVC)

The International Verification Commission (IVC) has held a series of meetings in Bilbao on May 3rd and 4th 2012 to gather information on the state of the ceasefire and the end of violence in the Basque Country, and to monitor developments in these two areas. On May 3rd 2012 the IVC bilaterally reconvened with representatives [...]

International Verification Commission’s (IVC) report

The IVC was created on the 28th of September 2011. The full IVC has reconvened for the second time in Bilbao on the 25th and the 26th of January 2012. In the intervening period, individual members of the IVC have visited the Basque Country to ascertain and monitor the situation. During that past few days [...]

Presentation of the International Verification Comission (IVC)

This press note announces the presentation of the International Verification Commission for the ceasefire in the Basque Country (IVC). Important advances towards peace in the Basque Country have been made in the past years. We are today at a new and more hopeful stage. Among the many factors that have contributed to getting to this [...]

Launch of the International Verification Commission

Introduction by Ram Manikkalingam Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the International Verification Commission. On behalf of my fellow commissioners, I would like to thank you for attending this meeting today. We have here a cross section of Basque Society – including political parties, trade unions, the church and the business association. [...]