Humanitarian forensic action — Its origins and future

Stephen Cordner, Morris Tidball-Binz

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Humanitarian forensic action is the application of the knowledge and skills of forensic medicine and science to humanitarian action, especially following conflicts or disasters. It has its early roots in the experience of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team and that of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina, is moulded by International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law and was developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Having demonstrated its worth, this new field of application of forensic medicine and science needs further development, integration and research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalForensic Science International
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • Description
  • History and background
  • Humanitarian forensic action
  • International cooperation
  • Preparing for an unpredictable future

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