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Hamsa: documenting labour migrant rights in Asia to improve evidence-based advocacy

The Hamsa database and accompanying mobile application is a comprehensive solution for recording, managing, analysing, and sharing information on labour migration rights. The system was created by HURIDOCS and Migrant Forum Asia (MFA), a network of more than 50 local organisations in Asia and the Gulf. In Sanskrit, Hamsa means migratory bird and is a […]

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Memoria y Ciudadanía: usando Uwazi para contar la historia de la corrupción en Perú

This post is also available in English. En HURIDOCS, son las organizaciones con quienes trabajamos las que impulsan nuestro desarrollo tecnológico. Uwazi fue construido en función de las necesidades de los grupos de derechos humanos en África, para organizar y publicar documentos sobre derechos humanos. Nosotrxs solxs, no podemos imaginar todas las formas en que […]

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Community Discussion: Machine Learning and Human Rights (via New Tactics)

This article is cross-posted from the New Tactics in Human Rights website.  Join HURIDOCS, the Center for Human Rights Science – Carnegie Mellon University, and the New Tactics community for an online conversation on machine learning and human rights June 18-22, 2018. Technology is rapidly changing the world around us, offering new ways for human […]

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Resumen de la discusión comunitaria: Documentando a lxs desaparecidxs

¡Ya está disponible el resumen! Queremos agradecer a Justine Di Mayo (Act for the Disappeared, Líbano), Özlem Kaya (Hafiza Merkezi, Turquía), Tamar Hayrikyan (Técnicas Rudas y Centro Diocesano de Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios, México), Celina Flores (Memoria Abierta, Argentina) y Jorge Ruiz Reyes (Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México, México) por participar en la […]

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What will it take to improve access to human rights information online?

Challenges in accessing human rights information are a significant problem for advocates. But they are also a problem for human rights bodies (the information producers) because these barriers impact their ability to realise their promise for those who promote and protect human rights. There is no standard collection of documents for information on international human […]

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Starting at the Source: Introducing Uwazi Reveal

Documenting human rights violations is a crucial part in ongoing or potential transitional justice efforts, as it often leads to national and international litigation or supports (future) transitional justice mechanisms. Providing technological and methodological support to these documentation efforts is at the heart of HURIDOCS’ work. For more than three decades, HURIDOCS has developed free, […]

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Call for Nominations – 2019 Martin Ennals Award

Every year HURIDOCS joins nine leading human rights organisations in honoring finalists of the Martin Ennals Award (MEA), a prize that aims to recognise the work of individuals and organisations who promote and defend fundamental human rights in dangerous environments and often at great personal risk. The award is named after Martin Ennals (1927-1991), co-founder […]

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Friedhelm Weinberg receives OSF New Executives Fund grant to focus on monitoring, evaluation and learning

We are proud to announce that our executive director Friedhelm Weinberg was named among the recipients of a New Executives Fund grant on 25 January 2018. The award granted by Open Society Foundations is intended to give newly appointed executives the flexibility to invest in the organisation’s development or their own leadership. Today, as the […]

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On the Passing of Asma Jahangir

It is with great sorrow that we learned about the passing of Asma Jahangir on Sunday, 11 February.  A prominent lawyer and renowned human rights defender, Asma was at the forefront of human rights movement in Pakistan, often taking on the most dangerous and challenging cases despite great personal risks. She passed away because of […]

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CEJIL uses Uwazi to improve access to documents of the Inter-American Human Rights System

We’re proud to announce the launch of CEJIL’s (Center for Justice and International Law) new online database to improve access to the decisions of the organs of the Inter-American Human Rights System. This is an open, interactive, online tool that holds over 1500 decisions belonging to more than 270 causes, in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. […]

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Uwazi is launched at the NGO Forum in the Gambia!

Being an information hub calls for more than just building a database. It means finding out what people need, assembling relevant information, organising it in an intuitive way, publishing it, and inviting feedback from users. It’s a vital role, and one that requires a  lot of work (as we at HURIDOCS know!). But what may […]

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Centre for Human Rights launches African court jurisprudence database built on Uwazi!

We’re happy to announce that the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria has launched an online database of jurisprudence and commentary for the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights! Access the Centre for Human Rights’ AfCHPR database >> This database is built on Uwazi – our web-based, open-source platform for organising, […]

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Making Uwazi Smarter: Our vision for integrating machine learning into Uwazi

We are happy to announce that we have received six months of support from the Prototype Fund, a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, to improve the way human rights organisations analyse document collections by combining human expert knowledge with machine intelligence. Currently, we are able […]

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Community Discussion Summary: Documenting the Disappeared

Summary now available! También disponible en español. Thank you to Justine Di Mayo (Act for the Disappeared, Lebanon), Özlem Kaya (Hafiza Merkezi, Turkey), Tamar Hayrikyan (Técnicas Rudas and Centro Diocesano de Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios, Mexico), Celina Flores (Memoria Abierta, Argentina) and Jorge Ruiz Reyes (Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico city, México) for participating in […]

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HURIDOCS seeking a Communications Intern to help share our knowledge

HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) is seeking a Communications Intern to start 16 October 2017 (negotiable). This internship can work from our office in Geneva, or remotely online from anywhere. The duration of this internship is 6 months and we expect the intern to work approximately 30 hours per week, but both […]

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