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For the last decade, RightsCon has served as a forum for activists, civil society, and international stakeholders to gather around critical issues, questions, and possibilities that lay at the intersection of technology and human rights. As a global organization committed to supporting communities to use
WITNESS submitted the following comment to the Facebook Oversight Board on their consideration of the suspension of former President Trump from Facebook and Instagram. For further discussion on these issues see our recent post: Truth, Lies and Social Media Accountability in 2021: A WITNESS Perspective
WITNESS is excited to release our newest resource for supporting immigrant rights: “Video as Evidence: U.S. Immigration”. This in-depth guide is for both immigration attorneys and community members looking to utilize eyewitness video as evidence in legal cases.
Human Rights Watch, Mnemonic and WITNESS welcome continued access to use software on GitHub which helps preserve documentation of human rights abuses.
We are at a critical juncture in the quest for fully realized human rights globally. We are committed to honest reflection and hard work to fight for, build, and support equitable power—as much within our organization as with partners around the world.
WITNESS joins civil society organizations from around the world calling on Mark Zuckerberg to work with civil society to address dangerous content on Facebook, ensure that a thorough audit of Facebook India takes place, and place Ankhi Das on administrative leave while the audit is being conducted.
WITNESS and Berkeley Copwatch are excited to announce the release of a new set of tools and guidance to support community-based police accountability groups in collecting, organizing and storing documentation of police encounters.
WITNESS is happy to announce the addition of two new Associate Legal Advisors, Aaron Kearney and Dalila Mujagic, to its Video as Evidence program.
Our Legal Video Advocacy Project offers trainings, resources and partnerships with advocates, lawyers and incarcerated individuals to use video to help reduce client sentences, and advocate for decarceration through clemency and parole.