Highlights of our work for justice and human rights: annual report 2013
RightsCon event: privacy, security, and human rights investigations
Securing Justice Safely: Documenting, Distributing, and Adjudicating on Digital Human Rights Data; A RightsCon event in San Francisco on Wed., March 5, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
One of the riskiest places in the world for human rights defenders is cyberspace. Threats to personal safety and privacy hinder our ability to expose human rights abuses and bring perpetrators to justice. This public session at RightsCon will focus on the cyberthreats faced by human rights defenders and international justice practitioners when gathering, storing, transferring, and distributing information and what tools are needed to protect the security of defenders and the privacy rights of all involved. We’re bringing together actors from across the spectrum—from judicial end-users like the International Criminal Court to on-the-ground information gatherers like Videre to experts in privacy and documentation from the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley—to work on cross-sector approaches to address these fundamental risks. For more info: RightsCon
Sexual Violence in Conflict: Bangura Visits Berkeley
Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nation’s Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, spoke to UC Berkeley students and community members at Boalt Hall on February 18 in a dynamic interview-style conversation with Kim Thuy Seelinger, director of the Human Rights Center’s Sexual Violence Program. The event was sponsored by the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, the International Human Rights Law Clinic, the Human Rights Center, and the Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights. Read more on the Human Rights Center Blog.
Providing systemic responses to atrocity crimes
Training the next generation of human rights investigators
Using DNA technology to advance human rights
Addressing sexual violence in conflict