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Friday, June 14 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Connected investigations: Building an adaptive ecosystem for human rights documentation

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This hands-on workshop invites a mix of human rights practitioners, lawyers, archivists, usability experts and software developers dedicated to human rights investigations. Their common aim: to hold perpetrators of abuses to account, to preserve stories of what happened to victims, and to record histories of change for communities.  With old tools being retired — the sunset of Martus was announced in 2018 after 15 years — and the technological landscape developing at a rapid pace, this session will provide an opportunity to define the way forward in an inclusive and collaborative manner. What is more, new initiatives like Digital Evidence Vault, Uwazi, OpenArchive, Check, Montage and ELMAP are already being developed with an eye for interoperability, so that human rights defenders and investigators can bring together suites of tools when and as they need them.  This workshop will model how this interoperability can be actualised by focusing on collaborative work in four scenarios: mobile documentation and cross-border analysis, evidentiary requirements for information management tools, verification tools and long-term preservation, source analysis and case-building.

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Friedhelm Weinberg

Executive Director, HURIDOCS
Friedhelm Weinberg is the Executive Director of HURIDOCS, an organisation that helps human rights defenders utilise information and technology to shine a light on abuses and advance justice for both victims and perpetrators of human rights violations.

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Natalie Cadranel

Founder & Director, OpenArchive
Natalie is the founder and director of OpenArchive, a free, open-source mobile--archive project for those managing sensitive mobile media. Leveraging the efforts of the Internet Archive, Tor, the Guardian Project, and Creative Commons, this media ecosystem gives history's first responders... Read More →
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Carmen Cheung

Legal Director, Center for Justice and Accountability
Carmen Cheung is the legal director of the Center for Justice and Accountability. CJA's mission is to deter torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious human rights abuses around the world through innovative litigation and transitional justice strategies. Until... Read More →
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Tom Trewinnard

Programs & Partnerships, Meedan
Tom Trewinnard (UK) is Director of Programs at Meedan, a social technology non-profit working on the Check project to develop collaborative verification tools and open training curricula. He is a co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, which has led major collaborative reporting initiatives... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
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