A long journey of perseverance. After 36 years of searching, relatives of Mr. Pablo Ixpatá close a cycle of uncertainty. According to the report of the Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico (CEH), it is estimatedthat between 500,000 and 1.5 million Guatemalans were forced to flee as a direct consequence of the repression. A part of…
Today we celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG). Today marks 21 years of providing forensic services and investigation, in collaboration with the Public Prosecutor’s Office and families, to discover the truth, support justice and preserve the memory with a dignified burial. FAFG accompanied the communities to exhume the mass…
OUR WORK Other Services Technical assistance in forensic investigation by: Performing expert reports on violent crimes (homicides, sexual crimes, among others). The investigation of the disappeared, particularly women and/or children. The investigation of the unidentified deceased and buried individuals as “XX” in cemeteries. Research and verification of human identifications.
OUR WORK Paternity Tests and Other Affiliations FAFG offers the DNA testing service to confirm or discard paternity relationship and other types of affiliations. Our DNA laboratory in Guatemala is internationally accredited under ISO 17025, OGA-LE-033-09 We offer guaranteed results at an accessible price, with absolute confidentiality.
Attention to family members and relatives of disappeared individuals is a distinctive strategy of FAFG’s work.
The FAFG has presented expert opinions before the Public Ministry of Guatemala and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, among others.
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On Forensic Research cases we use Forensic Genetics tools in the process of identification and genetic filiation.
Using osteology techniques we are able to establish the remains biological profile, interpret circummortem traumas, and identity the person.