Digital Evidence Database

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  • La Preuve Audiovisuelle Devant Les Instances Internationales: techniques et Admissibilité, Manuel à l'usage des practiciens

    Institution

    TRIAL

    Language

    French

    Publication date
    2020-12-01

    Reference link
    https://trialinternational.org/fr/latest-post/la-preuve-audiovisuelle-devant-les-instances-internationales-nouveau-manuel-a-lusage-des-praticiens/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The manual promotes the use of the new technologies in the daily work of human rights defenders, lawyers, prosecutors, and other professional involved in international justice. It also aims to advance practices at the national level regarding the usage of audiovisual material as evidence.
    Description
    The manual is the result of a project started by the organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the use of new technologies in the fight against impunity regarding international crimes, and more specifically, on the use of audiovisual material as evidence. The manual is structured in two chapters. Chapter 1 addresses the admissibility and evidentiary weight of audiovisual evidence; and, Chapter 2 addresses audiovisual means and techniques regarding testimonies in international criminal proceedings, as well as witness protection. The manual provides an overview of relevant jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals on the use of audiovisual material as evidence.
    Target group
    (international) criminal justice practitioners, including human rights defenders, lawyers, prosecutors

  • La Preuve Audiovisuelle Devant Les Instances Internationales: techniques et Admissibilité, Manuel à l'usage des practiciens

    Institution

    TRIAL

    Language

    French

    Publication date
    2020-12-01

    Reference link
    https://trialinternational.org/fr/latest-post/la-preuve-audiovisuelle-devant-les-instances-internationales-nouveau-manuel-a-lusage-des-praticiens/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The manual promotes the use of the new technologies in the daily work of human rights defenders, lawyers, prosecutors, and other professional involved in international justice. It also aims to advance practices at the national level regarding the usage of audiovisual material as evidence.
    Description
    The manual is the result of a project started by the organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the use of new technologies in the fight against impunity regarding international crimes, and more specifically, on the use of audiovisual material as evidence. The manual is structured in two chapters. Chapter 1 addresses the admissibility and evidentiary weight of audiovisual evidence; and, Chapter 2 addresses audiovisual means and techniques regarding testimonies in international criminal proceedings, as well as witness protection. The manual provides an overview of relevant jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals on the use of audiovisual material as evidence.
    Target group
    (international) criminal justice practitioners, including human rights defenders, lawyers, prosecutors

  • Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations: A Practical Guide on the Effective Use of Digital Open Source Information in Investigating Violations of International Criminal, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

    Institution

    Berkeley Centre for Human Rights

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2020-12-01

    Reference link
    https://humanrights.berkeley.edu/programs-projects/tech-human-rights-program/berkeley-protocol-digital-open-source-investigations
    Executive summary
    Open source investigations are investigations that rely, in whole or in part, on publicly available information to conduct formal and systematic online inquiries into alleged wrongdoing. Today, large quantities of publicly available information are accessible through the Internet, where a quickly evolving digital landscape has led to new types and sources of information that could assist in the investigation of alleged human rights violations and serious international crimes. The ability to investigate such allegations is of particular value to investigators who cannot physically access crime scenes in a timely manner, which is often the case in international investigations. Open source information can provide leads, support intelligence outputs and serve as direct evidence in courts of law. However, in order for it to be used in formal investigation processes, including legal investigations, fact-finding missions and commissions of inquiry, investigators must employ consistent methods, which both strengthen the accuracy of their findings and allow judges and other fact-finders to better evaluate the quality of the investigation process itself. The Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations was developed to provide international standards and guidance for investigators in the fields of international criminal justice and human rights. Such investigators come from a range of institutions, including media outlets, civil society groups and non-governmental organizations, international organizations, courts, and national and international investigative agencies. The establishment of consistent and measurable standards to support this multidisciplinary arena is a means of professionalizing the practice of open source investigations. While guidelines and training on the use of specific tools and software are an essential part of improving the quality of digital open source investigations, the Berkeley Protocol does not focus on specific technologies, platforms, software or tools, but rather on the underlying principles and methodologies that can be consistently applied, even as the technology itself changes. These principles outline minimum legal and ethical standards for conducting effective open source investigations. By following the guidance in the Berkeley Protocol, investigators will help to ensure the quality of their work, while minimizing the physical, psychosocial and digital risks to themselves and others. The Berkeley Protocol is designed as a teaching tool and a reference guide for open source investigators. Following an introductory chapter, the subsequent three chapters are dedicated to overarching frameworks, including principles, legal considerations and security. The remaining chapters are focused on the investigation process itself. This section of the Berkeley Protocol begins with a chapter on preparation and strategic planning, followed by a chapter dedicated to the various investigatory steps required – namely, online inquiries, preliminary assessment, collection, preservation, verification and investigative analysis. It concludes with a chapter on the methodology and principles for reporting on the findings of an open source investigation.
    Purpose
    The protocol aims to respond to the new environment of open source and digital data, providing tools on dealing with the opportunities and challenges posed by this reality. Consequently, "[t]he Protocol is designed to standardise procedures and provide methodological guidance across disparate investigations, institutions and jurisdictions to assist open source investigators in understanding the importance of: (a) Tracing the provenance of online content and attributing it to its original source, where possible; (b) Evaluating the credibility and reliability of online sources; (c) Verifying online content and assessing its veracity and reliability; (d) Complying with legal requirements and ethical norms; (e) Minimising any risk of harm to themselves, their organisations and third parties; (f) Enhancing protection of the human rights of sources, including the right to privacy".
    Description
    The Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations aims to standardise procedures and provide methodological guidance concerning digital open source investigations. The document addresses the relevant principles in open source investigations from a professional, methodological and ethical standpoint. It also provides the legal framework applicable to these investigations, providing security considerations and relevant guidance for the preparation, the investigative process and the reporting on findings. The Protocol also contains a glossary and a series of annexes, including forms and templates to assist investigators.
    Target group
    investigators, lawyers, archivists, and analysts.

  • Digital Evidence: Policies and Procedures Manual

    Institution

    Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (US Department of Justice)

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2020-05-01

    Reference link
    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/254661.pdf
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The manual is intended to be a base for defining a series of policies and procedures (especially concerning collection, handling and processing of digital evidence) within law enforcement agencies.
    Description
    The manual includes sections on case assignment and prioritization; equipment testing, validation and updates; evidence and property handling; search and seizure; storage and retention of evidence; reports; materials and supplies' digital forensic lab access; information to the media; and quality controls.
    Target group
    Law enforcement agencies

  • How to: Use Google Translate When Working in a Foreign Language

    Institution

    Citizen Evidence Lab - Amnesty International

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2020-02-27

    Reference link
    https://citizenevidence.org/2020/02/27/how-to-use-google-translate-when-working-in-a-foreign-language/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    To provide assistance on the usage of 'google tranlsate' when working in a foreign language.
    Description
    The guide provides an instruction to the targetted audience on the usage of 'google translate' when working in a foreign language. It highlights the limitations as well as points of careful consideration when using the application, as an add on.
    Target group
    Human rights investigators and defenders

  • How to: Use Reverse Image Search for Human Rights Investigations

    Institution

    Citizen Evidence Lab - Amnesty International

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2020-01-29

    Reference link
    https://citizenevidence.org/2020/01/29/how-to-use-reverse-image-search-for-human-rights-investigations/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    It provides guidance on how to use the reverse image search function.
    Description
    It provides guidance on how to use reverse image search for human rights investigations.
    Target group
    Human rights investigators and defenders

  • A Beginner’s Guide To Flight Tracking

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2019-10-15

    Reference link
    https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/how-tos/2019/10/15/a-beginners-guide-to-flight-tracking/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The purpose of this guide is to provide a quick and complete guidance on how to start tracking flights.
    Description
    The guide starts with a glosary of terms needed to start tracking flights. It then provides some of the most popular flight tracking websites available and outlines some of their features. Finally, the guide concludes with a case study demonstrating how these tools can be used in conjunction with one another to shed light on the air movements of the powerful.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

  • Cómo Rastrear Vuelos: La Guía Para Novatos

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    Spanish

    Publication date
    2019-10-15

    Reference link
    https://es.bellingcat.com/recursos/guias/2019/10/15/como-rastrear-vuelos-la-guia-para-novatos/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The purpose of this guide is to provide a quick and complete guidance on how to start tracking flights.
    Description
    The guide starts with a glosary of terms needed to start tracking flights. It then provides some of the most popular flight tracking websites available and outlines some of their features. Finally, the guide concludes with a case study demonstrating how these tools can be used in conjunction with one another to shed light on the air movements of the powerful.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

  • Самое полное руководство по работе с TweetDeck

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    Russian

    Publication date
    2019-08-05

    Reference link
    https://ru.bellingcat.com/materialy/putevoditeli/2019/08/05/tweetdeck/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    To show how TweetDeck can vastly simplify and organize the research while allowing the collection of a greater amount of information with less time and effort.
    Description
    The guide presents guidance on how to use TweetDeck as a more efficient and quick tool for open source investigators. It addresses basic concepts, such as search columns and filters; twitter lists; search by location; searching other platforms; and a combination of research methods.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

  • How To Tell Stories: A Beginner’s Guide For Open Source Researchers

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2019-07-12

    Reference link
    https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/2019/07/12/how-to-tell-stories-a-beginners-guide-for-open-source-researchers/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    Assist open source researches on the presentation of their findings.
    Description
    Provides advice to open source researchers about how to present their findings. It includes practical advice, such as identifying the target audience, planning the narrative,setting the right tone, and organizing and presenting the information efficiently. I also refers to a video/case study of Bellingcat's investigation regarding the latest MH17 Report.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

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