Forensic Science and Transnational Justice in Guatemala

Monday, November 18, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium
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Events and Lectures
Arentz, Lindsay Rachelle

Forensic Science and Transnational Justice in Guatemala

Fredy Peccerelli is a forensic anthropologist, Director and one of the founding members of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation in Guatemala City, a nongovernmental organization that exhumes mass graves of victims of Guatemala's civil war. FAFG conducts forensic anthropology investigations of mass clandestine graves that were the result of the internal armed conflict of Guatemala. Peccerelli, along with members of his immediate family, has been the subject of repeated death threats as a result of his work. In addition to his ongoing work in Guatemala, Peccerelli has conducted exhumations of mass graves in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. He testified about this work at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on March 2007.

Co-sponsors include Latin American Studies, CELASA, and the Master of Arts in International Studies Program. For more information, please contact Lindsay Arentz at

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