Documentation of International Crimes and Human Rights Violations for Accountability Purposes – Ukraine
On 1 – 2 December 2022, the Ukrainian Archive delivered an interactive capacity-building workshop. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to examine and analyze the open-source methodology used by Mnemonic and Bellingcat for investigations. The guidelines for Documenting and Preserving Information on International Crimes, the Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations, and how digital information can be used as evidence for legal accountability were discussed by subject matter experts. Speakers also examined the key elements of speech crimes in International Criminal Law. The workshop concluded with a discussion on the Hartford Guidelines on Speech Crimes in International Criminal Law.
Legal practitioners, human rights activists, journalists, representatives of the state, and intergovernmental organizations attended the workshop and exchanged their expertise and good practices in the documentation of international crimes and human rights violations for accountability purposes. Ukrainian Archive seeks to support human rights defenders in their efforts to end impunity by helping the international community to preserve data as digital memory, establish searchable verified databases of human rights violations, and provide potential evidence to be used for legal case building.
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