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Clothing from Rwanda Grave

A Grave on the Road to Justice in Rwanda


As the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) wraps up its dockets in Arusha, Tanzania on December 14 and hands over cases to other processes, we reflect on landmark “firsts” accomplished by the tribunal: the first international prosecution for the crime of genocide, and the first conviction for rape and sexual violence as forms of genocide.

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Mobile App Being Used in Kenya

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: Bringing Low-Resourced Areas Out of Darkness


Power cuts are a daily reality of working in low-resourced, conflict-affected countries like the DRC, and are only one of many such hurdles. These challenges are not insurmountable.

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MediCapt Training

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: From the Exam Room to the Courtroom and the Bumpy Road in Between


The idea was intriguing: create a mobile application that would allow clinicians to document physical findings during medical examinations of sexual violence victims.

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Tech & Human Rights Blog Series


PHR's Tech & Human Rights Blog Series is meant to highlight the intersection between technology and human rights, and to examine the increasing role that technology can play in advancing human rights around the world.

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Kenyans Record on Mobile Phones

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: After Ushahidi – Using New Technologies to Prevent Mass Atrocities


Kenya’s post-election violence was particularly remarkable given that it was witnessed and documented to an unprecedented degree by the country’s residents.

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