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Need to Improve Organizational Security? Build Relationships

When a group of organizational security practitioners gathered in Prague this February, we were cautiously optimistic about what we could achieve. Organizational security is about empowering human rights organisations to protect themselves, the people they serve and their information – so that organisations can realize their missions. We added organizational security assessments and support to our […]

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Responsible Data Forum on Human Rights Documentation – Philippines, 21-22 March 2015

The Responsible Data Forum on Human Rights Documentation will bring together practitioners and researchers to explore the ethical, privacy and security challenges posed by the use of data and new technologies in human rights documentation. It will be held just outside of Manila, The Philippines, on 21-22 March, on the fringes of RightsCon. The Forum […]

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Casebox Security Strongly Improved – Code Audit Report Published

This summer, the security of Casebox’ code and servers has been externally audited by Cure53, an expert software security company. Our software for human rights information management has become much more secure as a result of this, and we have made organisational changes to incorporate lessons learned into the software development process. “We were hoping […]

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Boost to HURIDOCS’ Technology and Security Expertise

HURIDOCS technology and security expertise has been boosted considerably through the addition of a Chief Technology Officer and a new board member with extensive knowledge on information security for human rights. Dmitri Vitaliev, Director of, is one of the most renowned experts on information security in civil society and author of “Digital Security and […]

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Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014 Announced

Cao Shunli, Adilur Rahman Khan and Alejandra Ancheita have been announced as the final nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014. The award is given to human rights defenders who have shown deep commitment and is selected by a jury comprising ten leading human rights NGOs, including HURIDOCS. The Award will be presented on 7 […]

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HURIDOCS 2009-2014: Tackling the hard challenges

New board elected, statutes updated and looking back at five years of growth

At a recent General Meeting, the HURIDOCS General Assembly has elected a new board, adopted considerably revised statutes and reflected on five years of growth. As of 16 April, Alix Dunn, Douglas Arellanes and Gisella Reina have joined the HURIDOCS board and will contribute their experience in institutional development, digital security and software development. They […]

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RightsCon – Growing the Community around Tech and Human Rights

Imagine 700 people, who are curious to learn more about anything from the latest malware governments are using to spy on activists, to new technologies that have social justice and digital security in mind and to discuss among civil society, big business and governments, how privacy can actually be protected when using the internet. Take […]

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HURIDOCS general meeting for 2014

The next HURIDOCS general meeting will be held in Geneva from 18.00 to 19.15 on 16 April 2014. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Review of progress on 5 year strategic plan Approval of target budget for 2014 Approval of accounts for 2013 Discussion of amendments to statutes Any other items of business […]

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How To Make It Work – Our Approach to Capacity Building

It is the people that count. Our focus is technology with human rights organisations: We build databases, case management systems or websites. But a tool is always there for someone, be it a grassroots activist, who needs to swiftly and securely transfer information about what she witnessed; or an analyst, who monitors trends and alerts […]

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The Day We Fight Back

Privacy is a human right: People need it, governments have to protect it and business has to respect it. Too often, this is not the case. Today is the day we fight back. Thousands of individuals, international experts and a coalition of NGOs from all around the globe demand an end to unchecked mass surveillance. […]

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