Going to RightsCon in Toronto 16 to 18 May? We hope you’ll join one of our sessions listed below, or stop by our booth to say hi and grab a sticker! Friedhelm and Kristin will be there with bells on.
Tech demo lightning talk on our newest tool for documenting and investigating human rights violations
Starting at the source: designing new technology for human rights documentation and investigations
Date and time to be determined
Kristin Antin and Friedhelm Weinberg will demo (in 15 minutes!) the concept and prototype for HURIDOCS’ newest tool used for documenting and investigating human rights violations. We will present an example of how this new tool supports human rights investigations managing large amounts of source documents and media to advance transitional justice efforts and evidence-based advocacy. In collaboration with human rights organisations, we have designed this tool with a focus on security, usability, and functionality.
Panel to discuss information management and human rights bodies
Naming, Shaming & Litigating: Access to Human Rights Information Online
Thursday, 17 May from 4:00 to 5:00pm
The description will be accessible here, on the RightsCon Sched platform.
Part of the Civic Tech | Citizenship | Democracy stream
This conversation will draw on the experiences of the panelists to highlight the advances and remaining challenges in online access to (and provision of) human rights information, with a focus on human rights violations (e.g. complaints, decisions, and reports on specific problems). We will be exploring these advances, challenges, and opportunities from the perspectives of the NGOs as well as the human rights bodies.
This panel will be facilitated by Lisa Reinsberg, Executive Director of the International Justice Resource Center (IJRC), and contributed to by the following panelists:
- Kristin Antin is Director of Programmes at HURIDOCS
- Brice Djeugoue, Communications and Publications Officer with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA)
- David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression
- Liliana Tojo, Program Director with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
Stop by our booth in the Community Village
We hope you’ll stop by our HURIDOCS booth in the RightsCon Community Village to learn more about our tools and services. We’ll update this post when we know more which 4-hour time block we’ll have, and where you can find us.