Syria Tracker offers a crisis mapping system that uses crowdsourced text, photo and video reports forming a live map of the Syrian conflict (2011). Syria Tracker also uses data mining for scanning sources on the web; official news reports, social media (Twitter and Facebook), blogs, etc. for reports about human rights violations in Syria.
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Today, over 100,000 Syrians have been killed — mostly civilians, including children. And the number is mounting with no end in sight. The Assad regime requires the assistance of “enablers” – governments, commercial entities, and individuals that provide resources, goods, services, or other support that sustain the commission of atrocities. Together, these enablers form a supply chain that fuels Assad’s crimes against humanity. Human Rights First has been tracking enablers of Assad’s atrocities. This project maps that supply chain and provides a roadmap for the United States to disrupt them.
This Netizen Report begins in China, where netizens have faced greater censorship challenges since the beginning of the new year. From there, the report moves to Tajikistan, where authorities have removed a ban on a number of websites including Facebook and Radio Ozodi. Then, the report move to Pakistan, Iran and beyond.
This manual is one component of a two-part package of materials for training
on human rights monitoring for UN human rights officers and other human rights monitors. The human rights monitoring package also includes a loose-leaf trainer’s guide. This Training Manual provides practical guidance principally for the conduct of human rights monitoring in United Nations field operations, but it may also be useful to other human rights monitors.
The Centre for Civil and Political Rights has released Guidelines on the Reporting Process to the UN Human Rights Committee in English, French and Spanish. These Guidelines are intended for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and give an overview of the Reporting process and the role of the NGOs in this process, including in the follow-up to the Concluding Observations.
The Atlas of Torture website is a project of the Human Dignity and Public Security team at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) in Vienna, Austria. It intends to provide an objective overview of the situation of torture and ill-treatment around the world.
CrowdVoice.org is an open source service that tracks voices of protest by curating and contextualizing valuable data, such as eyewitness videos, photos, and reports as a means to facilitate awareness regarding current social justice movements worldwide. Despite what is happening today around the world, little hard-research exists for journalists and academics in terms of archives of diverse media reports. CrowdVoice addresses this by curating a wide range of content pulled from across the web on a dedicated page.
This 2011 report describes the variety of responses(programs and resources) developed by organizations to assist
WHRDs. It reviews available mechanisms, highlights key
issues with respect to WHRDs, and presents examples of the
organizations providing those services.
This web-site provides information relating to disappearance cases in Asia in recent times. Besides particulars relating to cases, it also provides other political, sociological and legal information relating to the countries where disappearances have taken place.