Thursday May 09, 2024

Healing and Justice Through Forensic Technology

Welcome to the third episode of Transforming Transitional Justice, a podcast from the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation, a flagship program of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that support communities to confront painful pasts in order to establish more just and peaceful societies today.
Families are often sidelined in national searches for the disappeared in post-conflict settings. There are all too many cases where victims’ families have been excluded from the process and apprised of only some, if any, of the findings. And yet locating and identifying Missing and Disappeared Persons lost in conflict is a central component of transitional justice processes across the globe, and particularly in the global South.

In this episode we will discuss the unique opportunities for healing, accountability, and justice offered by forensic technologies. The emotional burden, for both practitioners and families, is immense, and it is important to understand how to delicately work through these painful emotions. The sense of closure and relief offered to families' is immeasurable, making forensic technology an absolutely vital tool in post-conflict healing and reconstruction. 

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Guests on this episode include:
Fredy Peccerelli, the Executive Director of the The Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala.
Cindy Mansour. a doctoral student in forensic anthropology from Beirut, Lebanon, and a forensic researcher at Act for the Disappeared.

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