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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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“Corruption archives: Peru remember and learn".

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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“Corruption archives: Peru remember and learn".

Memoria y Ciudadanía: using Uwazi to tell the story of corruption in Peru

Este post está disponible también en español. At HURIDOCS, our partners drive our technology development. We built Uwazi based on the needs of human rights groups in Africa – to organise and publish human rights documents. But alone, we can’t imagine all the ways that human rights groups will want to use Uwazi – we […]

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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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