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The CLEEN Foundation has launched the Nigeria Court Digitisation Project – an initiative that leverages Uwazi to bring transparency into the monitoring of key jurisprudence. Corruption in Nigeria Nigerians have a lot to be optimistic about. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world’s 20th largest economy. It is considered a regional power and by some, […]
The events method allows defenders to document individual cases of human rights violations in order to better understand patterns.
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 […]
This post is also available in English. En este espacio tan cambiante, una de las preguntas más frecuentes que recibimos como organizaciones es: ¿Cuál es la mejor herramienta para “tal” propósito? Cada vez se vuelve más urgente el poder contestar de forma adecuada a esa pregunta, sobre todo con Martus finalizando su soporte de la […]
Este post también está disponible en español. In this fast-changing space, one of the most frequent questions we receive from organisations is: what is the best tool to for x purpose? Being able to adequately respond to this question is getting more urgent, as Martus support is coming to an end this year. This blog […]
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!
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 […]
Human rights defenders are continuously forced to grapple with the fact that information is not published with users in mind.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Being an information hub calls for more than just building a database. It means finding out what people need, assembling relevant information, organising it in an intuitive way, publishing it, and inviting feedback from users. It’s a vital role, and one that requires a lot of work (as we at HURIDOCS know!). But what may […]
We’re happy to announce that the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria has launched an online database of jurisprudence and commentary for the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights! Access the Centre for Human Rights’ AfCHPR database >> This database is built on Uwazi – our web-based, open-source platform for organising, […]
HURIDOCS is excited to be officially launching Uwazi at the NGO Forum in Banjul, Gambia from 28 to 30 October, 2017. This Forum precedes the 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the 35th annual African Human Rights Book Fair. You may remember our Uwazi demo in Banjul during […]
Mohamed Zaree was selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organisations as the laureate for the 2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment to human rights and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide […]
Summary now available! También disponible en español. Thank you to Justine Di Mayo (Act for the Disappeared, Lebanon), Özlem Kaya (Hafiza Merkezi, Turkey), Tamar Hayrikyan (Técnicas Rudas and Centro Diocesano de Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios, Mexico), Celina Flores (Memoria Abierta, Argentina) and Jorge Ruiz Reyes (Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico city, México) for participating in […]
HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) is seeking a Communications Intern to start 16 October 2017 (negotiable). This internship can work from our office in Geneva, or remotely online from anywhere. The duration of this internship is 6 months and we expect the intern to work approximately 30 hours per week, but both […]
On 21 July, HURIDOCS Executive Director Friedhelm Weinberg appeared on School of Data’s “Data is a Team Sport” conversation series with FabRiders founder Dirk Slater, discussing lessons learned over HURIDOCS’ 35-year history of developing data collection tools and methodologies for human rights defenders. Friedhelm spoke with Dirk on topics ranging from the growing technological skills of today’s […]
Summary and recording available! Human rights work is a fulfilling and rewarding vocation. But it can also be frustrating, exhausting, and risky. We know that it is important to think about psycho-social well-being, organizational security, legal and digital security, yet we struggle to put these concepts into practice. Digital or physical security cannot be addressed […]
We get it. Open source development can be hard. It sounds great – developing Free Open Source Software (FOSS) means that your code is licensed to be free to use, modify, and distribute. Think of it like this: you’re not only sharing a loaf of bread that you baked, but also the recipe so that […]
We’re excited to have another demo slot at RightsCon this year! We’ll be sharing our work using machine learning to help human rights advocates sift through large document collections to find the “needles in the haystack”. We believe that the application of machine learning to Uwazi-hosted document collections could help litigators find the right legal […]
Why digitise? It greatly improves access to information, as well as protects it against loss or destruction.
On Thursday, January 26, we had the opportunity to showcase Casebox for our friends at the Namati Legal Empowerment Network, a global network of legal practitioners. The recording of that webinar is embedded below. Back in May of 2016, we noticed a discussion thread on the Namati community discussion platform in which members were sharing […]