The world's first International Humanist Forensic Center started in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on June 20, 2018. This is a joint venture of the regional delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross in India, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives and Gujarat Forensic Science University.
It is a centre of excellence that will use forensics for humanitarian services. Its purpose is to serve the nation and the world when necessary. After the launch of this, an international seminar was organized on the humanist forensics.
This can be a one-stop center of excellence in Asia for global high quality and sustainable capacity building, research and innovative projects, which will reduce operational responses to human forensic purposes in relevant contexts.
This centre will provide assistance to the works done by the Red Cross, such as the Gujarat earthquake during human emergency efforts during an emergency and natural calamities.
It will not only work for the management of the dead during disasters or emergency but will also play a supporting role in their identification.
This joint project represents the humanistic action plan in the future. It will also provide local and international expertise to create capabilities before people die by a disaster.
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University will run two separate postgraduate and postgraduate diploma courses in Humanist Forensics.