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Read more at: CGHR's New Postdoctoral Scholar

CGHR's New Postdoctoral Scholar

28 January 2024

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ashwin Varghese as CGHR's next Postdoctoral Scholar! Amongst a very competitive field, Ashwin impressed us greatly with his work on AI and policing in India. Ashwin's novel, theoretically- and critically-grounded approach to thinking about how digital technology inflects...


Read more at: Provocations: Solidarity Platforms Research Group

Provocations: Solidarity Platforms Research Group

28 January 2024

With a small team of student research volunteers, CGHR is carrying out Solidarity Platforms Project this term, based on CGHR's Provocations: Tech Design and Human Rights project. This project is being developed in dialogue with Technology and Human Rights Fellows from the Carr Center , Harvard University. Digital platforms...


Read more at: Open Source Investigation Course for Academics

Open Source Investigation Course for Academics

28 January 2024

This term sees a repeat of the very popular Open Source Investigation for Academics methodology course developed at CGHR, with support from Cambridge Digital Humanities and the Citizen Evidence Lab at Amnesty International, and in partnership with Cambridge's Social Sciences Research Methods Programme . This course...


Read more at: Declarations— The Human Rights Podcast

Declarations— The Human Rights Podcast

28 January 2024

Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast is launching its eighth season ! This season, we want to ask: Who are human rights for? Where is the ‘human’ in human rights? These questions arise from considering and thinking about the current human rights discourse where human rights and human rights language are being employed to...


Read more at: The Digital Verification Corps (DVC)

The Digital Verification Corps (DVC)

28 January 2024

Over Michaelmas, Cambridge’s branch of Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps (DVC) has been hard at work from the Alison Richard Building. For a new project relating to state violence against journalists covering protests, the team has conducted remote open-source research across eighteen different countries...


Read more at: The CGHR Student Group

The CGHR Student Group

28 January 2024

Led by Holly Sheridan, Gabriel Velazquez-Ruiz and Michelle Cisneros, the Student Group has been very active in Michaelmas and is now gearing up towards its Lent Term activities. They are currently working on a research project assessing the impact of AI technologies on the surveillance and policing of protest groups...


Read more at: Looking Back on 75 Years

Looking Back on 75 Years

28 January 2024

CGHR Co-Director Dr Sharath Srinivasan, also a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Center , contributed to the Center’s publication in recognition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 75 th anniversary: Making a Movement: The History and Future of Human Rights . Read Sharath's short essay about...


Read more at: CGHR Seminar: Elemental Ethics for AI: Mobilising Water in Data Centres and Lithium Activism in Chile

CGHR Seminar: Elemental Ethics for AI: Mobilising Water in Data Centres and Lithium Activism in Chile

8 November 2023

On Wednesday, 25 Oct 2023, Dr Sebastián Lehuedé, CGHR's Postdoctoral Scholar, spoke to packed room of students, practitioners and academic staff about his theoretical explorations and empirical fieldwork he conducted during his time at CGHR. Sebastián held that research and activism have increasingly denounced the...


Read more at: CGHR Seminar 'The Right of Peaceful Assembly Today: Technology, Policing, Politics'

CGHR Seminar 'The Right of Peaceful Assembly Today: Technology, Policing, Politics'

30 October 2023

On Wednesday, 18 October 2023, in the first of CGHR's four seminars for Michaelmas 2023, Dr Ella McPherson, Dr Thomas Probert and Dr Sharath Srinivasan gave a talk "The Right of Peaceful Assembly Today: Technology, Policing, Politics". Historically, peaceful assemblies played a critical role amidst social and political...


Read more at: CGHR Welcome Drinks 2023

CGHR Welcome Drinks 2023

30 October 2023

CGHR had its annual Welcome Drinks reception on the evening of Wednesday, 18 October 2023. The Centre's Co-Directors Dr Ella McPherson and Dr Sharath Srinivasan welcomed old friends and new students to the 2023-24 academic year at CGHR. The Centre has an exciting term ahead, with key events and opportunities such as the...


Read more at: The CGHR Student Group

The CGHR Student Group

20 February 2023

CGHR Student Group 2023 This year, the Student Group has focused on its resurgence after the Covid-19 pandemic’s detrimental impacts on student participation. Our efforts have zeroed in on outreach, sustaining existing events, and proposing new projects for CGHR’s evolution. Anusha, Abii-Tah, and Marcus from the Student...


Read more at: Latest from the Digital Verification Corps (DVC)

Latest from the Digital Verification Corps (DVC)

20 February 2023

The DVC Last term, the Digital Verification Corps contributed to a new research project led by Amnesty International's Evidence Lab. The team verified hundreds of videos of police brutality from across Europe and the Middle East as part of wider research focussed on the 'militarisation of protest'. This follows on from the...


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Looking Back on 75 Years

28 January 2024

CGHR Co-Director Dr Sharath Srinivasan, also a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Center , contributed to the Center’s publication in recognition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 75 th anniversary: Making a Movement: The History and Future of Human Rights . Read Sharath's short essay about...

The Digital Verification Corps (DVC)

28 January 2024

Over Michaelmas, Cambridge’s branch of Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps (DVC) has been hard at work from the Alison Richard Building. For a new project relating to state violence against journalists covering protests, the team has conducted remote open-source research across eighteen different countries...

The CGHR Student Group

28 January 2024

Led by Holly Sheridan, Gabriel Velazquez-Ruiz and Michelle Cisneros, the Student Group has been very active in Michaelmas and is now gearing up towards its Lent Term activities. They are currently working on a research project assessing the impact of AI technologies on the surveillance and policing of protest groups...

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