Country Reports: Colombia
In 2001, for the first time, the Inter American Court on Human Rights of the Organization of American States ordered the exhumation and analysis of human remains as part of a trial proceeding. The Inter American Court named EAAF as expert witness on the Las Palmeras Case in Colombia.
A mission to assist the Colombian Attorney General's Criminology division with the exhumation of the mass graves containing victims of the " Palace of Justice" incident.
An investigation into the remains of people killed during the 1985 assault on Colombia’s National Palace of Justice, and a mission involving teaching, training, and presentation of a paper at the University of Colombia, Bogotá
Annual Report 1994-1995
One EAAF member was invited to participate in the "First International Workshop on Physical Anthropology, Forensic Sciences and Human Rights", organized by the laboratory of Physical Anthropology at the Museum of the University of Antioquía, Medellín. He also participated in other meetings with representatives from governments agencies and nongovernmental institutions in the cities of Bogotá and Medellín.
Annual Report 1993
The team participated in an international seminar of Forensic Sciences and Human Rights, organized by the Department of Anthropology of the School of Humanities of the University of Colombia. The team also gave a lecture on forensic science and human rights violations to representatives from the Prosecutor's Office and the School of Criminology and Criminal Studies.
Annual Report 1991
The team was invited by the Association of Relatives of the Disappeared (ASFADES) to conduct several training seminars with government officials, lawyers, archaeologists, doctors, sociologists and anthropologists. The team also held a workshop with families of the disappeared from around the country. Finally, the team met with human rights organizations and lawyers working on the case of the takeover of the National Palace in 1985, in which several judges were killed and many people were disappeared, to discuss the possibility of participating in investigations related to the case.