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Webinar: Human Rights Documentation

Date: Jan 11 2012
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Location: CRL
Event Contact: James Simon - jsimon [at] crl [dot] edu

In this webinar, CRL will present findings from its recently concluded Human Rights Electronic Evidence Study. Marie Waltz (special projects manager) will discuss the nature and “lifecycle” of human rights evidence, drawing on case studies of events in Rwanda and elsewhere. Sarah Van Deusen Phillips (project coordinator) will summarize some of the findings from the assessment of regional organizations in Mexico, Rwanda, and Russia. James Simon (principal investigator) will discuss some of the tools and practices being used by organizations to collect and create documentation, and will discuss the adequacy of these processes for using electronic evidence in advocacy, legal uses, and in scholarship. He will highlight some of the major points in the assessment of legal requirements of electronic evidence in national and international judicial processes.

The CRL study was supported in part by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Participation in this event is open to all librarians, library staff, and faculty at CRL libraries.

CRL hosts webinars throughout the year on CRL benefits and services, as well as more subject-based topics. More information on our webinar schedule can be found in the Membership section.

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