Panel Discussion – Getting to the truth – Using Open Source Data to Defend Human Rights

On 25 February 2020 the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project and the Foreign Policy Centre co-hosted an event ‘Getting to the truth: Using Open Source Data to Defend Human Rights’.

With modern technology providing enhanced access to information about abuse, this event focused on the potential of technology to revolutionise both human rights reporting and documentation as well as the pursuit of legal accountability.

Speakers included: Chris Bryant MP (Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee), Dr Alexa Koenig (Executive Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of California Berkeley), Sam Dubberley (HRBDT Consultant and Special Advisor to the Evidence Lab at Amnesty International), and Dr Daragh Murray (HRBDT Researcher, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Essex). The event was chaired by Anne Koch (Program Director at the Global Investigative Journalism Network).

An audio recording of this panel discussion is available here.