Conference on Human Rights and Forensic Science, April 24-25, 2009
About us

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is dedicated to the study and promotion of human rights and humanitarian law. Whilst the Centre is autonomous in both its physical location and day-to-day operations, its academic staff are members of the Faculty of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, with whom the Centre is linked and maintains a close and cooperative working relationship.

Since its establishment in Janurary 2000 the Centre has been able to attract high quality students to its various Masters programmes and also houses a thriving community of doctoral researchers, many of whom actively participate in the day-to-day affairs and projects organised under the auspices of the Centre. The growth of this community has also resulted in making the Centre a focal point for local human rights activity both in Galway city and in Ireland as a whole.

The Centre of Anatomy & Human Identification is part of the internationally acclaimed School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. The School of Life Sciences comprises some 70 Research Groups and current research grants awarded are 23 million per annum.  The Unit is the most experienced in the UK regarding human identification, forensic anthropology, facial identification and the study of the human body. It is part of the multidisciplinary Forensic Research Group, covering a wide variety of subjects including the detailed gross, microscopic and biomolecular analysis of adult and juvenile skeletal remains to establish all aspects of biological and personal identity including the sex, age at death, disease and trauma status of the individual, and facial identification including facial reconstruction, anthropometry, recognition, eye witness descriptions and CCTV analysis.