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Who are we hanging? Justice Project Pakistan launches database on the death penalty

The data shows that Pakistan has executed 513 people since December 2014 – the country is home to one of the world’s largest death rows. Justice Project Pakistan and HURIDOCS partnered to create a database that pictures who is facing the death penalty – individuals with disabilities, juveniles and other vulnerable people. One in every […]

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Nigeria Court Digitisation Project: Monitoring the implementation of the ACJA 2015 using Uwazi

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, […]

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Geneva-based HURIDOCS is a Google AI Impact Grantee

HURIDOCS will apply Artificial Intelligence to Human Rights Documentation Google announced today that the Geneva-based NGO HURIDOCS is one of 20 organizations that will share 25 million US dollars in grants from the Google Artificial Intelligence Impact Challenge. The Google Artificial Intelligence Impact Challenge was an open call to nonprofits, social enterprises, and research institutions […]

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3 ways activists are being targeted by cyberattacks

Cybersecurity is paramount for activists – as these cautionary tales demonstrate. Image: Unsplash This blog was first posted at Agenda on the World Economic Forum website. When activists open their inboxes, they find more than the standard spam messages telling them they’ve finally won the lottery. Instead, they receive highly sophisticated emails that look like […]

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7 key achievements from our work last year: Our 2018 Annual Report

Last year we reached our 36th year working together with human rights organisations to preserve documentation for memory, to advance accountability for abuses, and to make key information on human rights easily accessible. We are proud of our long-term partnerships and for the opportunity to add more collaborations with organisations around the world every year, […]

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New features in Uwazi v1.5 👏

We’re happy to announce new features in Uwazi 🙌  Click on the links to get more details! Support for right-to-left languages, administrators can manage languages via Uwazi UI.Data synchronization between two or more Uwazi instances. Even more security: Uwazi has been audited by a third party and patched, along with several security improvements such as […]

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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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Herramientas para la documentación de derechos humanos: nuestro recuento de 2018

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 […]

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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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New in Uwazi v1.3 release 👏

We’re happy to announce new features in Uwazi 🙌  Click on the links to get more details! Now Uwazi supports document thumbnails creating beautiful and appealing user interfaces.There are two new field types for image and media support.A plain text version is now available for documents, greatly improving accessibility and search engine optimization.Users can now […]

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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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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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New in Uwazi v1.2

We’re happy to announce new features in Uwazi 🙌  Click on the links to get more details! New Components feature enables users to add graphs and other data visualisation elements  (search bars, embedded maps, card lists) to pages and rich text fields. Customise your interface by adding your own CSS and media assets to adapt […]

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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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