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Casebox Security Strongly Improved – Code Audit Report Published

This summer, the security of Casebox’ code and servers has been externally audited by Cure53, an expert software security company. Our software for human rights information management has become much more secure as a result of this, and we have made organisational changes to incorporate lessons learned into the software development process. “We were hoping […]

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Boost to HURIDOCS’ Technology and Security Expertise

HURIDOCS technology and security expertise has been boosted considerably through the addition of a Chief Technology Officer and a new board member with extensive knowledge on information security for human rights. Dmitri Vitaliev, Director of equalit.ie, is one of the most renowned experts on information security in civil society and author of “Digital Security and […]

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HURIDOCS 2009-2014: Tackling the hard challenges

New board elected, statutes updated and looking back at five years of growth

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 […]

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HURIDOCS general meeting for 2014

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 […]

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The Day We Fight Back

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. […]

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What Privacy?

Privacy is a human right that may often feel elusive, but when it is violated its loss becomes tangible. When you cannot know if what you say will be heard only by those who are supposed to, how can you speak freely? If everything you do at home can be torn into the public realm, […]

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Tails: Web Security, Privacy and Anonymity

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 […]

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Ten tips to keep your website safe

You may have heard, GreenNet, which hosts many NGO websites, suffered a massive DDoS attack and as a result, their sites went offline, some for up to a week. Websites are becoming a key strategic tool for civil society communications, and so its perhaps natural to expect that some repressive governments, or large corporations who […]

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NGO Forum website launched before crucial presidential elections in Zimbabwe

As Zimbabwe is heading for presidential elections on 31 July, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum launches an updated website, supported by HURIDOCS. It will be a major source for reliable information during the elections, while providing easy access to an archive of over 300 publications on human rights developments in Zimbabwe. In time for […]

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Books Become Databases: ICJ and HURIDOCS Launch Resources on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Publications, legislation and jurisprudence on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) have become available and well-accessible in two landmark databases on the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) website. With technical support from HURIDOCS, ICJ makes available in an innovative way all jurisprudence and doctrine on SOGI from the UN human rights system in one database, […]

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OpenEvsys 2.0 comes in a slightly refurbished design that makes it even more intuitive to use it. On top of that, it simply looks good on the new dashboard that gives you a quick overview about your data.

Announcing OpenEvsys 2.0: Even more user-friendly, charts and maps, stronger security

We asked specialists to hack OpenEvsys, our software for documenting human rights violations, and we asked users what they want. The result is OpenEvsys 2.0, which will be launched 1 July. It is a major update to improve security, analysis features and design. With enhanced security and more powerful analysis tools OpenEvsys sees a major […]

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More than 70 students attended a symposium at the University of The Gambia on the importance of legal research and the Case Law Analyser as an important tool.

No more sleepless nights at the library

A symposium on human rights law attracted a large number of students at the University of The Gambia eager to devote their future to the protection and promotion of human rights in Africa. Speakers at the symposium stressed the importance of thorough research for the students’ recent and future work and introduced the African Human […]

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Building an engaging website

I’m Manushak Aslanyan from the NGO Women for Development (WFD), based in Armenia.  Recently I started an internship with HURIDOCS as part of the Open Society Human Rights Program and on this blog I would like to share what I learn and experience as I go along. WFD has been working in rural community development, […]

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Case law is fundamental for the work of every lawyer - at the Moot Court the students gained worthwhile experience for their future careers.

“For us, it was a very good opportunity to get access to information that we usually could not get“

Originally from Ghana, Johannes Buabeng-Baidoo later moved to South Africa and is now a lecturer in human rights law at the University of the Gambia. He is an enthusiast about human rights, works closely with his students to help them understand the African human rights system and wants them to become ready to make sharp […]

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Landmark database for the Americas

HURIDOCS working on a Caselaw Analyzer for the Americas together with CEJIL (content partner) and Ketse.com (technology partner) Our vision of available and well-accessible human rights case law is becoming reality, as HURIDOCS and CEJIL met last week to bring the work for the Americas to a new level. From July 2013 on, a first […]

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HURIDOCS in five minutes and ten slides

Recently, we gave a presentation on the work we’re doing at the excellent ICTs for Social Justice Meet-Up in London. It gives a very short overview on our approach and a few examples of our work on the intersection of ICT, information science and human rights. We thank Tony Roberts (who has a fantastic blog […]

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Hans Thoolen (second from right) at the Quito conference in Spring 1982, the most important conference before HURIDOCS was officially founded a few months later

“We were breaking new ground”

Hans Thoolen talks about the excitement of founding HURIDOCS, why the human rights community nowadays resembles a church with too many priests (and too few believers) and what made Latin American human rights defenders embrace technology before everyone else. Looking back at decades of involvement in human rights work, he also sketches out his idea […]

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