EPAF conducts research and develops the capacities of States and civil society organizations to conduct effective investigations of forensic cases, providing training at national and international level on human rights, criminology, chain of custody, forensic anthropology and archeology, collecting evidence, ante mortem data collection, exhumations and analysis of skeletal remains, as well as the use of DNA testing.
Often, victims of human rights violations and their families are socially excluded, a condition that inevitably reduces their ability to defend their own rights. EPAF promotes the organization and empowerment of vulnerable groups and their active representation before government agencies.
The reconstruction of collective memory processes are carried out for research purposes and prevention of serious violations of human rights. In coordination with associations of families of victims, EPAF produce narratives of violence in conflict or violent areas.