HHRRC Awards to Humanitarian and Human Rights Efforts in Peru, Georgia, and Columbia

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Source: Dawnie W. Steadman, PhD, Chair of the AAFS Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center

The Humanitarian and Human Rights Center (HHRRC) utilizes the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) expertise and other assets to promote research, training, and on-the-ground support of global humanitarian and human rights efforts. Funded collaboratively by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence and the AAFS, the HHRRC is proud to announce support for three projects.

Nory Condor Alarcon of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Public Ministry-National Prosecution of Peru was awarded $20,000 to support the project “Humanitarian Identification of Violated and Disappeared Persons in Chungui District of Ayacucho, Peru.”

Dr. Meri Gonashvili of the Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia, was awarded $20,000 to support the project “Anthropological Analysis of Victims of the Soviet-Era Terror in Georgia.”

Daniela Orozco Ramelli of the Colombian Interdisciplinary Team on Forensic Work and Psychosocial Assistance, EQUITAS, in Columbia was awarded $19,998 to support the project “Construction of a National Hydrogen and Oxygen Isoscape for Colombia as a Baseline for the Identification of Region of Origin of Unidentified Victims of the Internal Armed Conflict.”