Repatriation of human remains

The request was successful.

Maciej W贸jtowicz

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 regional museums or archives some of which are owned, managed or funded by UK local authorities.

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 or collections managed by organisations which you fund or control? If you do not have the exact number then please provide an approximation based on your normal method of counting.

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

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 have you repatriated to their country of origin proactively without receiving a request?

Thanking you in advance for your assistance with this important research project which should help to reconnect numerous Indigenous communities with their lost ancestors.

Yours faithfully

Maciej W贸jtowicz

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Repatriation of human remains

Received on 07/12/2018

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ06441.
You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number REQ06441 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Management

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Fiona Reakes (Corporate Admin Supervisor), Newport City Council

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Dear聽 Maciej Wojtowicz

Please find Freedom of Information Request 鈥 Repatriation of Human Remains
attached.

Kind regards / Cofion gorau

Fiona Reakes

Fiona Reakes

Admin Support Assistant 鈥 Cynorthwy-ydd Cymorth Gweinyddol

Regeneration Investment and Housing/Adfywio Buddsoddi a Thai

Newport City Council/Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd

E: [1][email address]

T: 01633 210519

Please note I am only in the office Monday and Tuesday

Mae鈥檙 Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu 芒 chi yn 么l eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be
confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be
otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any
attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring
and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative
compliance. For the full disclaimer please access
http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi鈥檌 diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal 芒 rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio 芒 datgelu, dosbarthu neu gop茂o鈥檙 e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae鈥檙 e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i鈥檙 Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o鈥檙 fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio 芒 diogelwch ac 芒 deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

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