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Friday, April 1 • 10:30am - 11:45am
The Art of Admission: How Mobile Apps Are Documenting Court-Admissible Evidence of Human Rights Violations

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"In this session, we will bring together panelists from Physicians for Human Rights’ MediCapt team, the International Bar Association’s eyeWitness team, and the People’s Intelligence, each of whom are in varying stages of developing or rolling out a specialized mobile app aimed at collecting, documenting, and preserving court-admissible evidence of human rights violations. These respective apps are intended to be used globally, especially in resource-constrained, conflict or post-conflict contexts. Some of the apps will require functional authorization and support from the host government to be used for local prosecutions and other apps, by necessity, will need to be used without the knowledge of the local governing authority.

The panelists will each briefly share an overview of their app, and some key challenges they face regarding the feasibility or usability of the app in the field. The objective of the session is for the panelists to identify (i) legal, (ii) technological; and (iii) ethical struggles they are experiencing. Panelists will exchange ideas, share lessons learned and, in collaboration with active participants in the audience, work toward articulating innovative approaches as well as new collaborations and strategies for responding to those challenges. The panelists will launch the discussion, but the substantive session is designed to be very interactive, and will solicit engagement and concrete, solutions-oriented feedback from key participants in the audience, including investigators and trial attorneys from the International Criminal Court and other relevant courts or tribunals, human rights activists, as well as ethicists, technologists, and privacy specialists, and government officials, among others. "


Wendy Betts

Project Director, eyeWitness to Atrocity
Wendy Betts is the Project Director for eyeWitness to Atrocities. Ms. Betts has twenty years of | experience in international development, rule of law reform, and transitional justice. She has  | managed projects throughout Eastern Europe as well as in Sierra Leone, Indonesia, and Haiti.  | She previously served as a Senior Program Manager in the International Programs Division of  | the National Center for State Courts and as... Read More →

Friday April 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
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