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IAFR AGM 2022 & Webinars

September 10, 2022 @ 09:30 - 14:00 BST

Free – $25

The Annual General Meeting of the IAFR will be held online on September 10th 2022 at 10:45 GMT (11:45 BST / 20:45 AEST). The documents regarding the AGM will be available for the members via the Members’ Area of our website. Link for the online meeting will be sent to members via email.

In addition to the business meeting, we have an exciting programme of lectures on the subject of “The Forensic Investigation of War Crimes and Mass Graves”. The webinars will be held at at 08:30-13:00 UTC/GMT (09:30-14:00 BST/London).

Speakers at the webinar:

Ms Caroline Barker
Chief of Forensic Section, United Nations Investigative Team to Promote
Accountability Against Da’esh/ISIL Crimes (UNITAD)
Mr Robert McNeil, MBE
Formerly NHS Mortuary Operations Manager, Glasgow
Affiliate Artist for UNESCO RILA, an Ambassador for Remembering Srebrenica
UK, and a Patron of the UK Bosniak Network
Mr Roland Wessling
Lecturer in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology, Cranfield Forensic
Institute, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Dr Mark Viner
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Radiography, Cranfield Forensic Institute, Defence
Academy of the United Kingdom & Senior Tutor in Radiography, Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Mass graves are a frequent legacy of conflict and human rights abuses. Survivors have a
need to know the truth about the fate of their loved ones, and they have the right under
international and domestic law, to the pursuit of truth, justice and reparation. Governments
have statutory obligations to survivors, including the obligation to ensure that the human
remains of victims are identified and returned to families so that they can be buried with
dignity, and appropriate memorialization can take place.

Radiology plays a key role in the forensic investigation of war crimes and mass graves.
Drawing on their experiences of investigating and analysing forensic evidence from mass
graves and clandestine burials in the former Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Cyprus and the
Republic of Ireland, our four keynote speakers will outline the painstaking processes
followed in order to preserve and record the evidence. The role played by radiology and radiographers in these historical incidents will be examined in order to highlight the lessons
learned for future investigations.

Registration fee for the webinar:
Non-members $25

Registration is now open at our eLearning site!
(For members this course is included in the “2022 Webinar Series”)


September 10, 2022
09:30 - 14:00 BST
Free – $25
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