Three Google . org Fellows talk about their experience over the last several months helping HURIDOCS to leverage machine learning for human rights.
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CSV import, two-factor authentication and public submission forms are just some of what’s now available on our flagship platform for organising human rights information.
HURIDOCS staff have also been asked to work from home in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
With Executive Director Friedhelm Weinberg on parental leave, Director of Programmes Kristin Antin is stepping up in the interim.
FreeThe5KH, Karla Avelar and Mohamed Zaree have just been named finalists for this year’s Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The global prize for human rights defenders, the Martin Ennals Award is a unique collaboration among ten of the world’s leading human rights organisations to draw international attention to defenders, who put themselves at […]
We are saddened to hear about the passing away of Hans Rösling, a visionary and educator who made substantial contributions to the visualisation of data by advocating open data and illustrating trends which challenged many prejudices. He was an impressive keynote speaker at the 30th meeting of the European Coordination Committee on Human Rights Documentation […]
Often, when people hear “human rights documentation” they think of the practice of collecting, recording and documenting human rights violations. This “event” method of documentation is important for various reasons, including judicial, historical, educational or archiving. It is the method that is used most frequently by most human rights groups. But there is another, complementary […]
Ilham Tohti was selected by a jury of 10 global Human Rights organizations as the laureate of the 2016 Martin Ennals Award. 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. Strongly supported by the […]
The Martin Ennals Foundation has called for nominations for the 2017 Martin Ennals Award, an annual prize for human rights defenders. The goal of the award is to recognise the work of courageous human rights defenders, and provide protection when they are at risk. HURIDOCS is one of the ten organisations forming the jury. Deadline: […]
Please note that the opening is now closed and applications are no longer accepted. HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) is seeking a new Executive Director effective immediately. HURIDOCS is an international NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland. Since its establishment in 1982, its focus has been to provide advice and assistance to human […]
At HURIDOCS, we are exploring how to use machine learning to help human rights advocates sift through large document collections to find the needles in the haystack. Possible use cases: to find the right legal arguments in the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, or to to find traces of discriminatory sentencing in […]
Dear colleagues, We have got some news to share with you. Daniel D’Esposito has decided to step down after more than 5 years as Executive Director and over 10 years at HURIDOCS (he joined as training officer in January 2006). In his words: “I hope that I served the organisation well. When I started as […]
Prime Time Nationalism | The Role of Television Broadcasts/Archives in the Aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars A conference and workshop organized by the Donald and Vera Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University (CEU) with support from CEU Conferences and Academic Events Fund (CAEF) May 13-14, 2016 | Budapest The manipulative role of […]
Join us in Banjul: From Clutter to Clarity with UwaziDocs UwaziDocs: Empowering Human Rights Organizations to Build and Share Knowledge Assets Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and 32nd African Human Rights Book Fair 3-5 April, 2016 Banjul, The Gambia Organized by […]
Will you be in San Fransisco for RightsCon? Are you interested in Responsible Data and human rights documentation? Please join us for RDF Human Rights Documentation March. Human Rights Documentation March 29 2016 Thoughtworks, 814 Mission St, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 This is a one day event on March 29 by HURIDOCS, the engine room, Amnesty International, and […]
Today, we are one of 27 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) launching a Charter to encourage all international actors to provide stipends to all interns: WePayOurInterns.org Following other campaigns pushing for change like the “Pay your interns” Initiative and Mr. David Hyde, interning at the United Nations, pretending to be homeless in order to raise awareness on […]
Over a 48-hour period at the Human Rights DiploHack February 29, we experimented and innovated on projects and challenges presented by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The results were presented during #HRC31. Big verification challenge: human rights violations Our team, Pictrue, focused on collecting and verifying evidence of human rights violations. Every day human rights […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The next HURIDOCS general meeting will be held in Geneva from 18.00 to 19.15 on 16 April 2014. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Review of progress on 5 year strategic plan Approval of target budget for 2014 Approval of accounts for 2013 Discussion of amendments to statutes Any other items of business […]
Privacy is a human right: People need it, governments have to protect it and business has to respect it. Too often, this is not the case. Today is the day we fight back. Thousands of individuals, international experts and a coalition of NGOs from all around the globe demand an end to unchecked mass surveillance. […]
As state surveillance and web monitoring become more prevalent, human rights groups should take extra precaution while using the Internet. Many web tools exist that making hacking and monitoring more difficult, although tools alone will not make you safe. One that does help human rights groups quite a bit is called Tails, a live operating […]