Justice Rapid Response (JRR) will be holding a training course for forensic experts on international criminal investigations. The course is held in partnership with the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), at the kind invitation of the University of Cukurova. The course will be four and a half days in length and will be held from 27 April to 1 May 2015 in Adana, Turkey, on the occasion of the Symposium of the Eurasian Academy of Forensic Medicine and Sciences (EAFMS). The course is made possible thanks to the contributions of the governments of Canada and Denmark, as well as in-kind contributions from University of Cukurova.
The goal of this training course is to increase the pool of experts that can be deployed rapidly to participate in investigations into core international crimes in general, and into conflict-related sexual and gender-based crimes more specifically. This international criminal investigations course is tailored for experienced forensic professionals, mainly from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the Central Asia regions, with a view to help prepare these professionals for investigations involving multi-disciplinary, diverse investigative teams that can be deployed rapidly and report within a short period of time.
Successful course participants will become eligible for certification to the JRR roster, in order to be available to assist States, as well as the United Nations and other international institutions with the jurisdiction to carry out investigations into such crimes.
We encourage nominations from forensic professionals with expertise as specified in section II of the Call for Nominations below and/or experience in dealing with SGBV, and who are willing and could be made available for mainly short-term international deployments at short notice.
Deadline for nominations is 2 March 2015.