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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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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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Resumen de la discusión comunitaria: Documentando a lxs desaparecidxs

¡Ya está disponible el resumen! Queremos agradecer a Justine Di Mayo (Act for the Disappeared, Líbano), Özlem Kaya (Hafiza Merkezi, Turquía), Tamar Hayrikyan (Técnicas Rudas y Centro Diocesano de Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios, México), Celina Flores (Memoria Abierta, Argentina) y Jorge Ruiz Reyes (Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México, México) por participar en la […]

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Webinar on Casebox for the Namati Legal Empowerment Network

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 […]

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Monitoring economic, social and cultural rights: Resources for practitioners

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 […]

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Digitization Project at Radio Mogadishu, Somalia. Source: <a href ="https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/"> United Nations Photo</a>

Basic Principles on the Role of Archivists and Records Managers in Support of Human Rights

Those who are managing human rights archives and records now have a new set of principles and duties to further professionalize, support, and protect their work. The “Basic Principles on the Role of Archivists and Records Managers in Support of Human Rights” have been developed by the Human Rights Working Group of the International Council […]

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How to digitise your human rights document archive

It’s easy to de-prioritize dealing with that room full of paper that has accumulated over the years – the many reports, letters, books, press clippings, images, etc. But there are some important reasons why it’s worth giving some attention to your paper-based archive. This article explains the importance of digitising human rights archives, and will […]

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Need to Improve Organizational Security? Build Relationships

When a group of organizational security practitioners gathered in Prague this February, we were cautiously optimistic about what we could achieve. Organizational security is about empowering human rights organisations to protect themselves, the people they serve and their information – so that organisations can realize their missions. We added organizational security assessments and support to our […]

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An individual philanthropist connects migrants to “the right people” with MigCall

As of January 1, 2016, Indian migrants in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries can use a new tool for accessing help in times of distress: MigCall. Improving migrant workers’ conditions and connectivity With proper connectivity to their respective embassies and social workers, most of the challenges migrant workers can be solved. Conditions for Indian migrant workers are […]

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Choosing the Right Approach to Document Violations

sommaire en français Le dialogue en ligne Documenting Violations: Choosing the Right Approach (la documentation des violations: choisir la bonne approche), organisée par New Tactics, a eu lieu du 27 janvier au 2 février 2010. Le dialogue complet et un résumé des discussions sont disponibles à https://www.newtactics.org/conversation/documenting-violations-choosing-right-approach resumen en español El diálogo en línea Documenting […]

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