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Three Human Rights Defenders Selected as Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2015

Three outstanding Human Rights Defenders have been selected as final nominees for the Martin Ennals Award, recognising their dedication and courage. The Martin Ennals Award is selected by the International Human Rights Community and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and courage in the face of personal risk. The aim of […]

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36th European Documentation Meeting (ECCHRD): Copenhagen, 6-8 May 2015

The European Co-ordination Committee on Human Rights Documentation (ECCHRD) aims to bring together people working on documentation, information and communication within human rights organisations and institutions based in Europe. The 36th meeting will start on Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 17h00 and end on Friday, 8 May 2015 around 16h00. The agenda will include the […]

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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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Alejandra Ancheita honoured with Martin Ennals Award 2014

Alejandra Ancheita has been recognised with the Martin Ennals Award 2014. The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The Award is jointly presented by an international jury comprising of ten leading human rights organisations with the aim of providing protection through international recognition. Alejandra […]

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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 equalit.ie, is one of the most renowned experts on information security in civil society and author of “Digital Security and […]

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Responsible Data Forum: One Day Event on Hosting in Amsterdam, 19 May

What: This Responsible Data Forum will explore the decision-making and responsibilities facing public good and social justice initiatives who host data online, and hosting providers who provide them with services. Who: hosting providers, rights groups and advocacy organisations – project managers, technologists, system administrators and everyone else who feels strongly about protecting sensitive data from […]

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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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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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