Resources for Information Management and Preservation Research on human rights documentation practices

The Engine Room in partnership with HURIDOCS and Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) conducted research on human rights documentation practices. The findings are presented on the ‘Tech tools for human rights documentation’ website and shed light on the human rights documentation landscape, tool development in the human rights space and documentation for transitional justice mechanisms. 

View the research reports below:

Research report in PDF
Tools-focused report in PDF

To present the findings in an accessible format, The Engine Room developed ‘Tech tools for human rights documentation’ which is available in EnglishFrench and Arabic. The focus is on lessons learned from civil society documenters, insights from tool developers and perspectives from transitional justice actors.

Key insights and practical guidance is gleaned from the different sectors and will be helpful to the following groups:

  • Civil society organisations looking for guidance around choosing and using tech tools to support their documentation work
  • Tool developers working in the human rights documentation space
  • Funders and donors looking for insight into areas that need more support
  • Transitional justice experts looking to better understand challenges faced by civil society organisations documenting human rights abuses for the purposes of accountability 

For more information, read our blog post or visit the ‘Tech tools for human rights documentation website‘.