Repatriation of human remains

Maciej Wójtowicz made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to City University London

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Dear Sir or Madam

REPATRIATION OF HUMAN REMAINS

I am carrying out some research into the storage, retention and repatriation of non-European ethnological human remains held in UK museums and in university research collections. To assist with this could you please let me have the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. All of these questions relate to human remains that are under 1,000 years of age. If your organisation is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act please consider supporting this research anyway and providing the information voluntarily. A link to the research will be provided to all contributers when it is published:

1. How many non-European human remains do you have in your collection? If you do not have the exact number, then please provide an approximation based on your normal method of counting.

2. How many requests for the repatriation of non-European human remains did you receive from communities, individuals or institutions outside of Europe prior to the Human Tissue Act 2004 coming into force? Of these how many were approved?

3. How many requests for the repatriation of human remains have you had from communities, individuals or institutions outside of Europe since the Human Tissue Act 2004 came into force?

4. Of these requests, how many were:
a. Approved in full, with all of the requested remains being returned to the communities/individuals in question.
b. Approved in part with some of the requested remains being returned.
c. Not approved.
d. Still awaiting a decision.

5. For those requests which were not approved please provide a copy of the final decision letter setting out the reasons.

6. How many human remains do you have in your collection which originated in:
a. Canada
b. New Zealand
c. Australia

Thanking you in advance for your assistance with this important research project.

Yours faithfully

Maciej Wójtowicz

FOI, City University London

Dear Maciej Wójtowicz,

Thank you for your request for information (see below) received on 07/12/2018.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number 2018/292.

Yours Sincerely,

Saidu Sesay
Information Compliance Officer, Information Technology
City, University of London
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Sesay, Saidu, City University London

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Dear Maciej Wójtowicz,

 

Please find attached our response to your information request.

 

 

 

 

                            Yours Sincerely,

Saidu Sesay

Information
Compliance
Officer,
Information
Technology

City, University
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Northampton
Square

London EC1V 0HB

T: +44 (0)20 7040
8224

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