Mine action and forensic services are critical elements in the response to humanitarian needs during and after armed conflict. Mine action operators will work to identify, mark, and eventually clear areas contaminated with landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). Forensic specialists and other related experts will be operational in the search for missing persons and the management of the dead by locating, recovering, and helping to identify human remains, while ensuring maximum protection, dignity of the deceased, and attention to their families. These professions can often intersect in situations where human remains and explosive hazards are both present.
Maresca, Lou; Poole, Chris; and Taylor, PhD, Jane
"The Recovery of Human Remains in Weapon-Contaminated Settings: Towards Guidance for the Mine Action Community,"
The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 25
, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol25/iss3/4