We extend a warm welcome to Stefan, Xuan, Sarah, Lucia, Amber, Carmen and Yu!
The Forensic Field School in Hargeisa will help our students to determine the universe of missing people through a systematic approach to data collection and combination of ante mortem and investigation of clandestine mass graves.
After completing the course, participants will have an understanding of the application of the forensic investigation of human rights violations, retrieval and analysis of mass graves and their contents. Students will spend two weeks working on the exhumation and two weeks in the laboratory.
Somaliland was part of the former Republic of Somalia. For 21 years until his fall, the regime of Mohammed Siad Barre carried out massacres against the Somaliland people. More than 60.000 civilians were killed, thousands were disappeared, and 500.000 people were displaced before the declaration of independence in 1991.