Where you can find us at RightsCon 2018 (and we hope you do!)

Going to RightsCon in Toronto 16 to 18 May? We hope you’ll join one of our sessions listed below, or stop by our booth to say hi and grab a sticker! Friedhelm and Kristin will be there with bells on.

Panel to discuss information management and human rights bodies

Naming, Shaming & Litigating: Access to Human Rights Information Online
Thursday, 17 May from 4:00 to 5:00pm
The description is accessible here, on the RightsCon Sched platform.
Part of the Civic Tech | Citizenship | Democracy stream

This conversation will draw on the experiences of the panelists to highlight the advances and remaining challenges in online access to (and provision of) human rights information, with a focus on human rights violations (e.g. complaints, decisions, and reports on specific problems). We will be exploring these advances, challenges, and opportunities from the perspectives of the NGOs as well as the human rights bodies.

This panel will be facilitated by Lisa Reinsberg, Executive Director of the International Justice Resource Center (IJRC), and contributed to by the following panelists:


Tech demo on our newest tool for documenting and investigating human rights violations

Starting at the source: designing new technology for human rights documentation and investigations
Friday, 18 May from 9:00 to 10:15 am (Tech Demo Block #6)
The description is accessible here, on the RightsCon Sched platform.

Friedhelm Weinberg will demo (in 15 minutes!) the concept and prototype for HURIDOCS’ newest tool used for documenting and investigating human rights violations. We will present an example of how this new tool supports human rights investigations managing large amounts of source documents and media to advance transitional justice efforts and evidence-based advocacy. In collaboration with human rights organisations, we have designed this tool with a focus on security, usability, and functionality.

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