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The “events” method for documenting human rights violations: Watch the webinar!

Are you an organisation, human rights group, or activist registering, documenting, analysing human rights cases? Watch this webinar of the events method for documenting human rights violations! Data is like water – it needs a container to make it useful. The beginning of a human rights documentation projects often starts with containers like lists and […]

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Projects that inspired the HURIDOCS team in 2018

On Human Rights Day, we want to acknowledge some of the documentation and investigation projects that have inspired our HURIDOCS team throughout the year. These projects are great examples of the creativity, adaptability, and sheer determination that describe so many human rights leaders in this field. They have inspired us to move forward in discovering […]

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Announcing the Finalists for the 2019 Martin Ennals Award

Eren Keskin, Marino Cordoba Berrio and Abdul Aziz Muhamat have just been named finalists for the 2019 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. Honouring Martin Ennals, Amnesty International Secretary-General from 1968 to 1980, the Martin Ennals Award is chosen by ten leading human rights organizations. Laureates are selected because they have demonstrated a deep […]

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FITS: Recursos para apoyar los esfuerzos de documentación de organizaciones en la Ciudad de México

En agosto, Wingu invitó a HURIDOCS a participar en la 4ta edición del Festival de Innovación y Tecnología Social en la Ciudad de México, para hablar sobre “recursos para documentar y construir memoria colectiva”. Puedes descargar la presentación en PDF aquí. Indira Cornelio de @HURIDOCS es ponente en el #FITSmex 2018, impartirá el taller: Herramientas de […]

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Ve la Demo de Uwazi y compártenos tus dudas

Esta demostración de Uwazi en video busca presentar las principales funcionalidades de la plataforma. Uwazi (y Uwazi Reveal) buscan apoyar a grupos de derechos humanos a publicar y organizar documentos, así como documentar y analizar violaciones de derechos humanos. Les invitamos a explorar la demo de Uwazi para revisar cómo funciona, cualquier duda que tengan escríbanos […]

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Making metadata extraction in Uwazi more efficient with support from the Aaron Swartz Fellowship

For as long as I’ve been building web apps, it’s been apparent that most successful websites are communities – not just interactive pages, but places where groups of like-minded people can congregate and do things together. – Aaron Swartz, in A unified Theory of Magazines (September 2006) Aaron Swartz was committed to make the world […]

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FITS: sharing tools to support documentation efforts with organisations in Mexico city

Este post también está disponible en español. In August, Wingu invited HURIDOCS to participate in the 4th edition of the Social Innovation and Technology Festival in Mexico city, to talk about “Tools to document and build collective memory”. You can download here the pdf presentation. Indira Cornelio de @HURIDOCS es ponente en el #FITSmex 2018, […]

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Uwazi Demo: Watch the recording

This is a recording of an Uwazi demo, intended to present the core features of this platform. Uwazi (and Uwazi Reveal) is being used to publish and organise documents, or to document and analyse human rights violations. You’re also welcome to explore our Uwazi demo to see how Uwazi works, anytime!

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Mapping digital rights law: a preview of the CYRILLA database being developed by HURIDOCS and SMEX

When it comes to holding powerful governments accountable for constricting online spaces, knowledge and understanding of legal frameworks in which digital networks operate is crucial. However, the laws that affect human rights in digital environment are widely scattered across legal frameworks. As a result, even lawyers sometimes struggle to understand the effects that specific laws […]

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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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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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Uwazi, Radar, Collaboratory and More: Our 2017 Annual Report

2017 marks our 35th year supporting the work of human rights organisations. We are honoured and humbled to have the trust of our partners, and to empower them in their fight for justice across the globe. 2017 brought new challenges and opportunities, new partnerships and breakthrough achievements, pivotal developments and milestone celebrations, and we are […]

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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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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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