Francisco Etxeberría Gabilondo

Forensic scientist, anthropologist, spelunker, researcher, titular professor of Legal and Forensic Medicine at the Universidad del País Vasco (UPV-EHU), president of the Aranzadi Science Society, secretary of the Spanish Association of Paleopathology, and subdirector of the Basque Institute of Criminology. He has participated as a researcher in numerous exhumations in archaeological contexts: soldiers from the Napoleonic wars, people executed by firing squad in the Spanish civil war, and arrested-disappeared people in Colombia and Chile. He has numerous national and international publications on subjects related to anthropology, paleopathology, and legal and forensic medicine. He received the Human Rights Prize “Gipuzkoa Giza Eskubideak 2006” from the Statutory Council of Guipuzcoa for his academic and professional trajectory in the field of Forensic Medicine. The Human Rights Prize “Rene Cassen 2007” of the Basque Government was awarded to the team he directs in the Aranzadi Science Society for its research project on the people who disappeared in the Spanish civil war.