Today world’s first of its kind and state-of-the-art ICHF International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics was launched at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
The Centre would be to provide service to the nation and to the entire world when the need arises said MS Dagur at the opening of the centre.
The centre is a joint venture of the regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives and also Gujarat Forensic Science University.
The centre will aid humanitarian efforts during emergencies and natural disasters such as the work carried out by Red Cross during the Gujarat Earthquake.
It is an initiative of Gujarat government for Humanitarian measures.
• It would not only assist in dignified and proper management of the dead bodies during disasters or emergencies but also in their identification.
• The joint project represents what humanitarian work will look like in future. It will combine local and international expertise to build capacities before tragedies hit people.
• The Centre will conduct various academic and professional programmes, training, research and provide technical expertise to support operations (together with authorities and agencies concerned) in the field of humanitarian forensics.
• It is envisioned to be the one-stop centre of excellence in Asia for global high quality and sustainable capacity building, research and innovative projects that will underpin operational responses for humanitarian forensic purposes in relevant contexts.
• The Gujarat Forensic Sciences University will run different courses both post graduate and post graduate diploma courses in Humanitarian Forensics.