HURIDOCS helped us digitize 60 years of archives

“When I began my work at the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the website we had was very expensive and not functional at all. I knew we had to build it from zero and I started looking for an agency that would have experience in website creation. It quickly became clear that HURIDOCS was the right organization to do the job. With its team specialized in both human rights and information technology, I knew we would gain time and money. Moreover, the contact with the team was excellent: we knew we were working in the same direction.

ICJ's Advanced Search makes it easy to filter through thousands or human rights articles.

ICJ’s Advanced Search makes it easy to filter through thousands or human rights articles.

A website is like a skeleton. If you don’t know what you are talking about, the skeleton is deformed whatever you do. It took us long months of work with HURIDOCS’ specialists to build a user-friendly structure that is efficient and easy to use. All the process lasted for a year because we had many themes, categories, and countries to classify. HURIDOCS also helped us digitize our 60 years of archives – it was a Herculean task. In nine months, more than 1,200 documents were scanned by HURIDOCS’ specialists.

ICJ's WordPress website has several legal databases built in, such as this one on Sexual and Gender Identity.

ICJ’s WordPress website has several legal databases built into it. They are easy to set up.

Before HURIDOCS’ assistance, our website was the “black sheep” of our communication strategy. The secretary general used to say it was his nightmare. Now it is the first thing he looks at when he wakes up: the change in our work was spectacular.”

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