Our Partners

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project is honoured to work with a wide range of distinguished partners across numerous fields.

Eyewitness Media Hub

Eyewitness Media Hub supports the creation, discovery, verification and publication of eyewitness media, through ethical, legal and logistical lenses. Through their continuing research they endeavour to deepen understanding of the phenomenon of eyewitness media and its impact on creators, audiences, publishers and broadcasters. Using said research as a foundation, they develop resources that provide practical guidance and training in permission and consent, sharing graphic content, vicarious trauma, verifying content and protecting sources. They raise awareness through outreach activities and aim to embed best practice principles through training workshops, mentoring schemes, audio and video broadcasts, digital packages and summits and conferences.

Eyewitness Media Hub contributes to research within Work Stream Four on the use of social media by international organisations, the associated problems and issues that said organisations would like to address, monitoring and reporting on technical and practical efforts to exploit social media to monitor human rights violations and advising on good practice for the use of social media within Work Stream Four and potential validation methods.

Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights aims to provide instruction of a high academic standard, in French and in English, conduct and promote scientific research, organise training courses and expert meetings and provide legal expertise in the branches of international law relating to situations of armed conflicts.

The Academy works alongside the Project to undertake research within Work Stream One on issues of regulation. Additionally, the Academy provides support for outreach activities based in Geneva.

Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health brings together dedicated experts from many disciplines to educate new generations of global health leaders and produce powerful ideas that improve the lives and health of people everywhere.

They work together as a community of leading scientists, educators, and students to take innovative ideas from the laboratory to people’s lives, not only making scientific breakthroughs, but also working to change individual behaviors, public policies, and health care practices.

Human Rights Data Analytics Group

The Human Rights Data Analysis Group is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation that applies rigorous science to the analysis of human rights violations around the world. Their team is comprised of individuals with expertise in mathematical statistics, computer science, demography, and social science.

HRDAG work alongside Work Stream Four to better understand and validate the numerical accuracy of human rights violations.

Universal Rights Group

Universal Rights Group is a small, independent think tank dedicated to analysing and strengthening global human rights policy. It is the only such institution in Geneva and the only think tank in the world focused exclusively on human rights. The goal of the organisation is to support and strengthen policy-making and policy-implementation in the international human rights system by providing rigorous yet accessible, timely and policy-relevant research, analysis and recommendations. It provides a forum for discussion and debate on important human rights issues facing the international community and a window onto the work of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms – a window designed to promote transparency, accountability, awareness and effectiveness.

World Heath Organisation

The World Health Organisation’s primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. They support countries as they coordinate the efforts of multiple sectors of the government and partners – including bi- and multilaterals, funds and foundations, civil society organizations and private sector – to attain their health objectives and support their national health policies and strategies.

The Assistant Director-General of the Family, Women’s and Children’s Health Division, Dr Flavia Bustreo, sits on the Project’s External Advisory Board.

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    Human Rights Practice in the Digital Age Workshop

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This week, the United Nations Human Rights Council will discuss a report prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner…

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Algorithmic Decision-Making and Human Rights
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‘Man Vs. Machine’. ‘How algorithms rule the world’. ‘How algorithms rule our working lives’. ‘How Machines Learn to be Racist.’…

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