Forensic Document Review Project

Forensic Document Review Project

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (the National Inquiry) has established a Forensic Document Review Team as permitted by section 11 of the federal Inquiries Act.

The federal terms of reference and those of several other jurisdictions direct the National Inquiry to take into account that the Inquiry process is intended, to the extent possible, to be trauma-informed and respect the persons, families and communities concerned. This includes a trauma-informed, respectful approach to the handling of personal information.

The work of the Forensic Document Review Team is governed by the federal, provincial and territorial legislation,  common law, terms of reference, the National Inquiry’s Legal Path: Rules of Respectful Practice and the principles set out in this Transparency Statement.