Abancay, Apurimac–From June 12th to 14th, the Equipo Peruano de Antropología Forense (EPAF), with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross, will conduct a workshop for judges, prosecutors and commissioners from the Office of the Ombudsman entitled “Training Public Officials on the Effective Use of Forensic Science in Investigations of Human Rights Violations”. The workshop will provide legal professionals with a technical and methodological approach to applying forensic investigations in cases of forced disappearances and extrajudicial executions. EPAF also organized a forum at Micaela Bastidas National University of Apurimac on June 11th to accompany the workshop and discuss issues related to the contribution of forensic science in the investigation and prosecution of human rights violations. However, the forum has been cancelled due to the paralyzing effects that the national strike has had in the region of Apurimac. Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that the forum was organized with the objective of informing civil society actors (legal professionals, social scientists, family members of the disappeared, students and the general public) about the basic elements and procedures involved in forensic investigations in order to strengthen their role as advocates and independent observers in the search for the missing and disappeared. EPAF would like to thank the following people for their commitment to participate in the forum: Dr. Lucio Vilcanqui, President of the Superior Court of Apurimac. Dr. Luciano Valderrama, President of the Office of the Prosecutor for Apurimac. Dr. Rosa Santa Cruz, Representative from the Office of the Ombudsman in Apurimac. Carmen Rosa Cardoza, Forensic Anthropologist from the Equipo Peruano de Antropología Forense – EPAF.