Human Rights Institute Event: Geospatial Evidence in International Human Rights Litigation: Technical and Legal Considerations

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 @ 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 304
Aug 02
Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 @ 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 304

The Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, are curating a presentation and discussion about the future of geospatial evidence in international human rights litigation, accompanied by the release of a new report by AAAS, providing the first comprehensive assessment of how geospatial technologies have been used in international human rights litigation, including a compilation of key cases in which satellite imagery and remote sensing have been presented as evidence.

Based on the experience of AAAS as a leader in the use of geospatial technologies for human rights documentation, the report makes recommendations for international courts, human rights NGOs, geospatial analysts, government agencies and private providers of imagery on how best to incorporate these technologies into human rights practice and international justice proceedings.

Speakers:
Theresa Harris, AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
Jonathan Drake, AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
Bradley Samuels, SITU Research

Moderator: JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Human Rights Institute, Human Rights in the US Project

Light refreshments provided.

Event RSVP: 

Register to attend here by August 2, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern Time.