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19 October 2021

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Read more at: Cambridge DVC launches collaborative course on Open Source Investigation for Academics

Cambridge DVC launches collaborative course on Open Source Investigation for Academics

12 October 2021

New for 2021-22, the Cambridge DVC is very happy to launch ' Open Source Investigation for Academics '. This is a methodology course run by CGHR's Digital Verification Corps, in partnership with the Social Science Research Methods Programme and Cambridge Digital Humanities , as well as with the Citizen Evidence Lab at...


Read more at: Declarations Podcast: Call for New Team Members

Declarations Podcast: Call for New Team Members

7 October 2021

DECLARATIONS PODCAST: Call for New Team Members Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast is recruiting a brilliant and inclusive new team of volunteers to help produce accessible, critical content about human rights for our global and diverse listenership. As part of the Declarations team, you will have the opportunity to...


Read more at: CGHR is Recruiting for the Student Group

CGHR is Recruiting for the Student Group

7 October 2021

After a pandemic hiatus, the CGHR Student group is coming back. We are fortunate to have an engaged student community from across the university. This is headed by our Student Group, which plays a central role in coordinating events, publicity and outreach. Each year, the Student Group makes a crucial and often inspired...


Read more at: Amnesty International wins Webby

Amnesty International wins Webby

20 May 2021

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 25...


Read more at: New Book from CGHR Associate Researcher Dr Stephanie Diepeveen

New Book from CGHR Associate Researcher Dr Stephanie Diepeveen

18 May 2021

Dr Stephanie Diepeveen's new book, Searching for a New Kenya analyses public discussion in urban Kenya, focusing on the gatherings of citizens, both in-person and online, where people discuss issues of common concern to shed light on the role public discussion plays in politics and how social media affects political...


Read more at: New book, 'When Peace Kills Politics' by CGHR's Sharath Srinivasan

New book, 'When Peace Kills Politics' by CGHR's Sharath Srinivasan

6 May 2021

Why have war and coercion dominated the political realm in the Sudans, a decade after South Sudan’s independence and fifteen years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement? This new book by CGHR Co-Director Sharath Srinivasan explains the tragic role of international peacemaking in reproducing violence and political...


Read more at: McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi Receive the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi Receive the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

13 April 2021

We are delighted to announce that co-Director Dr Ella McPherson, along with colleagues from The Whistle, Isabel Guenette Thornton and Dr Matt Mahmoudi , received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award. This was for their co-authored piece, ‘ Open Source Investigations and the Technology-...


Read more at: In Memory of Professor Christof Heyns (1959-2021)

In Memory of Professor Christof Heyns (1959-2021)

31 March 2021

All at CGHR were immensely saddened to learn over the weekend of the sudden passing of Professor Christof Heyns. A thoughtful scholar of the African human rights system, an incredibly popular teacher of the next many generations of human rights activists, and a universally-respected and impactful UN human rights expert...


Read more at: Sharath Srinivasan delivers keynote at <Programming> 2021

Sharath Srinivasan delivers keynote at <Programming> 2021

30 March 2021

Sharath Srinivasan, Co-Director of CGHR delivered the keynote at <Programming> 2021, an annual international conference on the art, science and engineering of programming. You can view the talk below. Abstract : "Technology, it is often said, is ‘neither good, nor bad. But nor is it neutral’. Technology does not of...