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Solving challenges for human rights defenders in 2016

To maximize the impact of human rights organizations across the world this year, we’ll equip defenders with new systems for liberating information and adapt our support to meet the ever-changing challenges of our current partners. Effective information management is human-centered and requires an in-depth understanding of people, purpose, and goals. More than ever in 2015, we […]

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Maximizing Human Rights Defenders’ Impact in Africa

The African Union has identified 2016 as the “African Year of Human Rights, in particular, with focus on the Rights of Women.” This theme puts human rights at the forefront of the African Union (AU) Agenda for 2016, and relevant organs and institutions of the AU have begun to outline their programme of activities for […]

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5 Steps to Protect Your Data in Case of Computer Theft

Last weekend, our headquarters in Geneva and the office of an ally organization were burglarized; two of our desktop computers were stolen. The attending policewoman told us despite Switzerland’s reputation as a crime-free country, there are up to 30 break-ins a day in Geneva. We thought being in an NGO building with restricted access and having standard doors was enough, […]

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Ahmed Mansoor Selected as the 2015 Laureate Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

Ahmed Mansoor was selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organizations. The Award is given to human rights defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protection through international recognition. Ahmed Mansoor (United Arab Emirates) Since 2006, he has focussed on initiatives […]

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We are hiring – Project Manager for Asia

Please do not apply any more. Summary HURIDOCS is seeking a Philippines-based project manager to develop innovative technology solutions for documenting human rights violations. Who We Are HURIDOCS is a non-profit supporting human rights organizations with information management solutions to maximize the impact of their work. The project manager will become part of a distributed […]

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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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