Original Release Date: March 4, 2020
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) seeks to promote humanitarian and human rights action in the field of forensic sciences. This effort would not be possible without the support provided by NIJ’s FTCOE and AAFS. The HHRRC improves the practice of forensic science and strengthens its impact on humanitarian and human rights issues through education and dissemination of best practices and guidelines. In this Just So You Know episode, Just Science sat down with Dr. Duarte Nuno Vieira and Dr. Cláudia Plens for a look at how NIJ’s support of the HHRRC aids their mission. Tune in as we gain a broader understanding of humanitarian forensic action and how the HHRRC impacts forensic research around the world.
This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].
Dr. Duarte Nuno Vieira | Professor of Forensic Medicine, Forensic Sciences and Medical Law, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dr. Cláudia Plens | Professor of Historical Archeology & Creator and Coordinator of the Specialization Course in Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights, Federal University of Sao Paolo, Brazil