Medicolegal Facilities – Guidelines for Architectural Programming and Construction Assistance

16 June 2020

The ICRC’s protection activities range from preventing and resolving cases of missing persons to ensuring that human remains are handled with dignity and supporting families during their sometimes long wait for answers. These tasks can be complicated by protracted armed conflict and other situations of violence, where the number of fatalities exceeds the capacity of a country’s medicolegal system. Over the past decade, the ICRC has expanded the scope of its humanitarian forensic work significantly, in some cases sending teams on site to help build or renovate medicolegal facilities.