Medico-Legal Systems and Forensic Services: An Assessment Guide

A medico-legal system and forensic services assessment serves to contextualize not only the ICRC’s humani­tarian forensic action on behalf of the separated, the missing and the deceased, but also the overall provision of services and the advisory role of the Central Tracing Agency (CTA). A comprehensive assessment provides useful insights in other areas such as migration, health care in danger, addressing sexual violence, torture and other forms of ill-treatment, and death in custody.