To support the delivery of international humanitarian assistance and transitional justice by providing a centre of expertise in the sciences and disciplines concerned with the successful detection, recovery and identification of victims of mass fatality and atrocity incidents, together with the subsequent prosecution of offenders.
In 2001 Margaret Cox founded Inforce with the aim of creating a centre of forensic excellence for the investigation of genocide. Over the past 15 years, Inforce has been at the forefront of setting and developing standards for forensic investigation of genocide, crimes against humanity and mass fatality incidents by providing a centre of expertise in the sciences and disciplines concerned with the successful detection, recovery and identification of victims..
Through the work of its response teams, publications, training programmes and consultancy advice, Inforce has both raised awareness of the issues surrounding the investigation of mass incidents and provided a framework for a new generation of forensic investigators to build upon. There are now many training programmes and response teams throughout the world which are carrying on this important work. At its recent meeting the Inforce Board of Trustees decided that in the light of current financial conditions facing the organisation, the charity would cease trading at the end of July 2016.
Inforce personnel will continue to be involved in this important work through training programmes at the Cranfield Forensic Institute, the work of the Centre for Recovery of Conflict Causalities at Cranfield (CRICC) and through ongoing research programmes in the UK and elsewhere.
The board of Trustees would like to thank all those who donated their time and money to the success of the charity to ensure that the vision of Margaret Cox and the other founding members of Inforce was realised.