Care of the dead

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Abandoned gravestone

Photo: Peter Conway

Key actors

Specialized in the management of dead bodies and forensic science in humanitarian action

In collaboration with the ICRC, the Centre conducts various academic and professional programs, trainings, research, and provides technical expertise to support operations in the field of humanitarian forensics

Key references

Manual aimed at promoting the proper and dignified management of dead bodies and the facilitation of their identification

Article focusing on contemporary issues and challenges related to the management of the dead by forensic specialists in humanitarian emergencies under Islamic law and international humanitarian law

Article on the importance of awareness and training, the role of religion and custom in body management

Upcoming courses: 

25-29 November:
Geneva

9-11 December:
Mexico City 

20-24 January:
Bangkok