Documentation and Dissemination Program
The objective of EAAF's information and dissemination program is to increase the availability of information to those communities and families directly affected by human rights violations and the concerned public about the application of forensic anthropology and other relevant sciences to the investigation of violations of human rights and humanitarian law. For this purpose, EAAF is currently establishing an audio-visual documentation center.
Since the foundation of the EAAF in 1984, knowledge about the availability and use of forensic anthropology to human rights work has grown from being a virtually unknown field to becoming a very relevant and sometimes indispensable tool for documenting human rights violations.
The core materials include:
1) Our on-going Annual Report, one of few publications dedicated to forensic science and human rights;
2) Following Antigone: Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Investigations, a video co-produced with WITNESS on EAAF's work;
3) "El Ultimo Confin del Mundo," a video co-produced with Mambo Productions about the experiences of four families from Cordoba Province in Argentina whose relatives were disappeared during the country's last military dictatorship;
4) Tumbas Anonimas (Anonymous Graves), a book published by EAAF about the early years of the team's work;
5) A travelling photo exhibit.
These resources serve as an in-house reference for journalists, human rights organizations, students, academics, and scientists. In Buenos Aires, the team offers audio-visual and document archives accessible to the public. The team also gives dozens of seminars and workshops each year to organizations, judges, lawyers, committees of the disappeared, anthropology students, and other groups.