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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)


Amnesty International won a Webby for Tear Gas: An Investigation, featuring open source investigation by CGHR's student Digital Verification Corps, in collaboration with partner DVCs at other universities, on the abuse of tear gas across the world. 

Hailed as the 'internet’s highest honour' by The New York Times, the 25th annual Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).  The Tear Gas platform was People's Voice Winner for Websites and Mobile Sites Activism. 

Sam Dubberley, Head of the Crisis Evidence Lab at Amnesty International, said: 'It is a great honour for the site to be held in such high regard by The Webby Awards judges and the public, and we hope this attention will raise awareness of the serious topic it covers. When misused by police forces, tear gas and other less-lethal weapons can actually maim and kill, in violation of international human rights law and norms. The transfer and use of tear gas must be better regulated globally.'

To learn more, read Amnesty's press release.