Digital Witness book cover

Digital Witness: Using Open Source Information for Human Rights Investigation, Documentation, and Accountability

Edited by Sam Dubberley, Alexa Koenig, Daragh Murray

Digital Witness covers the history, ethics, methods, and best-practice associated with open source research. It is intended to equip the next generation of lawyers, journalists, sociologists, data scientists, and other human rights activists and researchers, with the cutting-edge skills needed to work in an increasingly digitized and information-saturated environment.

Using Open Source Information

The New Forensics: Using Open Source Information to Investigate Grave Crimes 

This paper highlights discussion, conclusions, and recommendations from an historic workshop on evidence collection and legal accountability that the Human Rights Center hosted at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy last fall. The workshop marked the first international effort to explore how to harness the probative power and potential of open source investigations for legal accountability.