EPAF’s Forensic Training Workshops in Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal – The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF) recently finished training Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Advocacy Forum – Nepal, and the National Police on how to conduct effective forensic investigations into cases of forced disappearance from the country’s internal armed conflict. From March 18 to April 15, 78 representatives from those institutions participated in four training workshops in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Dhangadhi. Through the 4-day workshops, EPAF and its Nepali counterparts were able to share valuable experiences from working in post-conflict societies under similar conditions. “In many ways, Nepal is exactly where Peru was right before the creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” reported Marcela Lumbreras, one of EPAF’s forensic trainers in Nepal. “As a result, we think our experience can be very important as they go through this transitional process.” The training program included a combination of both classroom and field-based exercises to give the trainees hands-on experience in conducting forensic investigations that can help to collect evidence on the crimes committed during the conflict, identify the victims, and hold the perpetrators accountable. The training program was organized in coordination with the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in Nepal under financing from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.