Human rights, human remains: forensic humanitarianism and the human rights of the dead†

  title={Human rights, human remains: forensic humanitarianism and the human rights of the dead†},
  author={Claire Moon},
  journal={International Social Science Journal},
  • Claire Moon
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Political Science
  • International Social Science Journal
This article has three parts. First, it identifies, defines and characterises a distinctive trend in modern humanitarianism: that of ‘forensic humanitarianism’. Forensic humanitarianism is often deployed in the wake of atrocity to answer two questions: who are the dead, and how were they killed? These questions have been addressed in diverse contexts with the aim of establishing accountability for atrocities and identifying and returning the dead to their families. Examples include the… 

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