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Mobile technologies, social media, and increased connectivity are having a significant impact on human rights practice. Modern technology--and the enhanced access it provides to information about abuse--has the potential to revolutionise both human rights reporting and documentation, as well as the pursuit of legal accountability. However, these new methods for information gathering and dissemination have also created significant challenges for investigators. The capture and dissemination of content often happens haphazardly, and for a variety of motivations, including raising awareness of the plight of those who have been most affected or for advocacy purposes. For this content to be of use to investigators it must be discovered, verified, and authenticated. Discovery, verification, and authentication have, therefore, become critical skills for human rights organisations, and international human rights lawyers. This book covers the history, ethics, methods, and best-practice associated with open source research. It is intended to equip the next generation of lawyers, journalists, sociologists, data scientists, and other human rights activists and researchers, with the cutting-edge skills needed to work in an increasingly digitized and information-saturated environment. The book is organized in sections. First, the book situates open source investigations in an historical, social, and theoretical context. Next, it covers the logistics of discovery, verification, and archiving. It then discusses the possibilities and limitations of using open source information in human rights monitoring and documentation, and suggests how future developments in open source information technology may affect human rights work. -- Abstract, from online resource (viewed March 3, 2020)
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Introduction : the emergence of digital witnesses / Sam Dubberley, Alexa Koenig, and Daragh Murray Open source investigation for human rights reporting : a brief history / Chritoph Koettl, Daragh Murray, and Sam Dubberley Open source evidence and human rights cases : a modern social history / Alexa Koenig Prosecuting atrocity crimes with open source evidence : lessons from the international criminal court / Lindsay Freeman Open source investigations and the technology-driven knowledge controversy in human rights fact-finding / Ella McPherson, Isabel Guenette Thornton, and Matt Mahmoudi Open source investigations for human rights : current and future challenges / Scott Edwards How to conduct discovery using open source methods / Paul Myers How to preserve open source information effectively / Yvonne Hg Targeted mass archiving of open source information : a case study / Jeff Deutch and Niko Para How to verify and authenticate user-generated content / Aric Toler The role and use of satellite imagery for human rights investigations / Micah Farfour Ethics in open source investigations / Zara Rahman and Gabriela Ivens Digital human rights investigations : vicarious trauma, PTSD, and tactics for resilience / Sam Dubberley, Margaret Satterthwaite, Sarah Knuckey, and Adam Brown Open source investigations : understanding digital threats, risks, and harms / Joseph Gray with Lisa Rudnick Open source information : part of the puzzle / Fred Abrahams and Daragh Murray Open source investigations for legal accountability : challenges and best practices / Alexa Koenig and Lindsay Freeman.
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