Fredy Peccerelli

Fredy Peccerelli (born 1971), [1] a forensic anthropologist , is the director and one of the founding members of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation in Guatemala City , a nongovernmental organization dat exhumes mass graves or victims or Guatemala’s civil war . Peccerelli, Along with members of his immediate family, has footed the subject of repeated death threats as a result of his work. [2]

In 1999, he was Chosen by CNN and Time Magazine as one of the “50 Latin American Leaders for the New Millennium.” [3]

In addition under to his ongoing work in Guatemala, Peccerelli has conducted exhumations of mass graves in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina . He testified about this work at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on 13 March 2007. [4]


  1. Jump up^ Black, Richard (2004-02-15). “Guatemala rights scientist honored” . BBC News . Retrieved 2008-06-17 .
  2. Jump up^ Human Rights alertfromAmnesty InternationalIssued 30 May 2007.
  3. Jump up^ “Fredy Peccerelli, Executive Director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation Speaks at AAAS” . Retrieved 2008-06-16 .
  4. Jump up^ Transcript for case number IT-05-88-T, The prosecutor versus Vujadin Popovic et al. , Sea met name parts Marked pages 8749-8753