Human Rights

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Citizen Lab submission to the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises

In response to the open call of the newly-established United Nations Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises for input regarding the Working Group’s key thematic priorities and activities, the Citizen Lab submitted its views on the urgent need for greater assessment of and guidance surrounding the surveillance and Internet filtering technology sector.

Syrian war crowdsourcing experiment

Source: Fast Company

Amnesty International USA and the Standby Task Force have launched an ambitious campaign to crowdsource analysis of Syrian satellite imagery for military movements, demonstrations, and checkpoints.

Cameras Everywhere Report 2011

Source: Witness.Org

From the Arab Spring, with its use of social media, cell phones and the internet, to the release of confidential documents by Wikileaks, new technologies and new approaches are challenging long-held assumptions about how human rights documentation and advocacy functions, and who does it. Video has emerged as a key means through which human rights abuses can be exposed, while also contributing more broadly to ensuring that transparency, account ability and good governance are upheld.