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Laurel Fletcher Talks about Transitional Justice Issues on Podcast

Professor Laurel Fletcher appeared on the April 1st edition of the Justice Visions podcast to discuss the evolution of the field of transitional justice, criminal accountability, and using transitional justice as a banner to address systemic injustices.  Listen to the podcast here.


New Human Rights Publication from Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig‘s new book, co-edited with Daragh Murray (University of Essex) and Sam Dubberley (Amnesty International),  Digital Witness: Using Open Source Information for Human Rights Investigation, Documentation and Accountability (Oxford U. Press) was published in January 2020.  The book has hit the number one spot for new releases in criminal evidence on Amazon, and is already sold out; more copies are being printed just in time for the US release. Research for the book was partially funded by the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law.

The first book is the first of its kind to teach the methods and best-practice of open source research, and offers a comprehensive range of topics, including the discovery and preservation of data, and ethical considerations, to provide readers with the cutting-edge skills needed to work in an increasingly digitized and information-saturated environment

Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, writes that Digital Witness “will fast become the standard text for anyone interested in human rights, the collection of evidence in the digital age, and the prosecution of those who perpetrate gross human rights violations.” And David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, writes that the book “demonstrates, as no other volume has done, how the digital age has opened up vast new opportunities for accountability,” becoming a “key source for open source investigators–and for students and professionals aiming to make visible what previously has only been hidden.” 


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