Using Advanced Tools to Locate Clandestine Graves
July 16, 2019 | Grantee News | Human Rights
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Experts from six countries came together at the International Meeting on New Forensic Search Technologies (article in Spanish) to discuss expanding the use of advanced technology to assist officials in locating human remains and clandestine graves in Mexico. With its success in archeology and deforestation, experts believe the use of satellite images, LIDAR, and other remote sensing technologies may assist in providing forensic evidence in disappearance cases. Part of a larger MacArthur-supported strategy to improve investigations in Mexico, grantees Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team and Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres (the Center for Women’s Human Rights) hosted the meeting as a first step in finding ways to implement the technology in current investigations.

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