Forensics and human remains management

These resources provide an introduction to important principles and techniques of forensic investigation and identification. They also offer guidance on appropriate handling of human remains and dead body management in situations of armed conflict and violence.

Casualty recording and forensic investigations and identifications is an ECC webinar with Megan Bassendale, founder and Director of Forensic Guardians International (FGI), and Oran Finegan, former Head of Forensics and current Forensic Manager for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

This webinar was exclusively for members of the Casualty Recorders Network. For more information, or if you are a CRN member and haven’t received a link to view the recording of the webinar, please contact us.

Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders 2nd Ed.

This is the updated edition of the ICRC manual on management of the dead in mass fatality contexts. It provides simple, practical guidance on recovering, documenting and storing human remains. It includes guidance on ensuring vital information is recorded correctly to allow for future identification. It is intended as a guide for non-specialists but can also be used by professional forensic services.

Available in 中文, castellano, français, italiano, português, россия, العربية, here.

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Guidelines for the use of Forensic Genetics in Investigations into Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Violations

This ICRC publication is intended for a more specialist audience, with prior training and access to appropriate resources. It may be helpful reading for non-experts who want to better understand the principles of DNA identification in order to inform their work.

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DIRECTRICES PARA EL USO DE LA GENÉTICA FORENSE EN INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE DERECHOS HUMANOS Y DERECHO INTERNACIONAL HUMANITARIO

Esta publicación del CICR está destinada a un público más especializado, con formación previa y acceso a los recursos adecuados. Puede ser una lectura útil para personas no expertas que deseen comprender mejor los principios de la identificación por ADN con el fin de fundamentar su trabajo.

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