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Forensic identification of human remains

22-01-2014 Publication Ref. 4154

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When a missing person is believed to be dead, two complementary lines of investigation have to be opened: tracing that person’s whereabouts and scientific identification of human remains. This brochure outlines the forensic process of identifying human remains, with an emphasis on the scientific matching of data.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2014
  • Languages available: English
  • Price: free of charge
  • Reference: 4154

12 pp., 15 x 21 cm