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262.68 sec. 001 - Human Rights and War Crimes Investigations (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Alexa Koenig  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Eric Stover  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From August 20, 2020
    To November 20, 2020

Course Start: August 20, 2020
Course End: November 20, 2020
Class Number: 32677

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

This seminar introduces the concepts and practices underlying human rights and war crimes investigations, including online open source investigations: investigations that use social media and other publicly accessible, internet-based sources to gather and verify evidence for advocacy and legal accountability. In addition to lectures and readings, the course will introduce students to the Investigations Lab at Berkeley Law’s Human Rights Center, a program that provides students with an opportunity to engage in real-world investigations with a number of organizations that are working to bring awareness to grave international crimes and other human rights abuses. Partners include legal investigators, investigative reporters, and human rights advocacy organizations (such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch). In the course, students will learn the fundamentals of conducting international investigations, including how to collect and authenticate documentary information--including digital evidence--of war crimes and human rights abuses.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Digital Witness: Using Open Source Information for Human Rights Investigation, Documentation, and Accountability
    Sam Dubberley, Alexa Koenig, Daragh Murray
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    ISBN: 9780198836063
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $110.00
    Price Source: user provided

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