262.68 sec. 001 - Human Rights and War Crimes Investigations (Fall 2023)
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
Th 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 10
From August 24, 2023
To November 30, 2023
Course End: November 30, 2023
Class Number: 31966
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 09/23 11:57 PM
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 fulfills Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students in the course. All students must write 30 pages and complete a draft.
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Required Books are in blue
- 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: unknown
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