The Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO) with the financial support from the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG) developed the booklet entitled “Mass Graves Evaluation in the Light of Forensic Science with a Specific View on Transitional Justice”. In this booklet, the authors seek to explain the role of forensic science in investigating, documenting, and exhuming mass graves for its beneficiaries. This booklet is the result of four years of extensive work by AFSO on 17 mass grave sites in the provinces of Herat, Balkh, Kunar, Bamyan, and Badakhshan. This booklet, on one hand, provides information related to mass graves documentation for the survivors of wars and armed conflicts; and on the other hand, government officials and civil society activists will benefit from forensic knowledge, methods, tools, capabilities, and the importance of forensic science for transitional justice discourse and process in Afghanistan.
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