AFOHR. Association Forensic Odontology For Human Rights
At the 9th International Dental Ethics and Law Society (IDEALS) congress 2012 Leuven (Belgium), forensic odontologist Emilio Nuzzolese (Italy) presented the first paper addressing the importance of promoting human rights in the recovery and identification of missing and unidentified persons. On the 5th of May 2015, during the Interpol DVI meeting in Lyon (France) his human rights of the dead concepts and vision was shared with two odontologists Joe Adserias-Garriga (Spain) and Sakher AlQahtani (Saudi Arabia) (*), and this international group was inaugurated and presented to the INTERPOL DVI Forensic Odontology working group. In January 2019 the group Forensic Odontology for Human Rights (called also FOD4HR) became the International Association Forensic Odontology For Human Rights (with the new acronym AFOHR), adopting ByLaws and electing a Board of 15 members. (*) Since May 2019, Dr. J. Adeserias-Garriga and Dr. S. AlQahtani do not wish to be affiliated with AFOHR anymore. In May 2019 some members decided to leave the Association and create a group called DentifyMe which is an international group of interested professionals who share the values of promoting contemporary forensic odontology.