262.68 sec. 001 - Human Rights and War Crimes Investigations (Fall 2022)
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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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Tu 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
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From August 23, 2022
To November 22, 2022
Course End: November 22, 2022
Class Number: 31871
Enroll Limit: 27
As of: 02/17 06:39 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 investigations and research at Berkeley Law’s Human Rights Center, which 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 non-profit organizations. 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.
This class may fulfill Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to qualify for Option 2, all students in the class must be writing a paper of 30 or more pages. Those students who wish to use this paper for the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their drafts for comment and revision.
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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
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://www.vitalsource.com/products/digital-witness-v9780192573087
Price Source: user provided