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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)




The Right of Peaceful Assembly Online

This Research Pack, on the right of peaceful assembly online, is the outcome of an interdisciplinary collaboration between staff and students at Cambridge's Centre of Governance and Human Rights and the University of East Anglia Law School. We initially produced this research as background for an expert meeting convened in December 2019 at the University of Cambridge to inform the drafting of General Comment 37 on the Right to Peaceful Assembly. 

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COVID-19: Epidemics, Digital Media and Health Communications in Africa

Epidemics, Digital Media and Health Communications in Africa, funded by The Wellcome Trust and DFID, is a project aimed at evaluating -and further developing- two-way channels for rapidly gathering socio-cultural insights that matter during an epidemic and in the post-epidemic care landscape.

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Digital Verification Corps

As an increasing amount of social media data on human rights crimes and atrocities is made available online, it becomes proportionally crucial to improve and speed up the process through which human rights fact-finders gather, verify and present evidence. To this end, Amnesty has launched a global network of digital volunteers known as the Digital Verification Corps (DVC).

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Past Projects

CGHR's past projects include the Africa's Voices pilot, which alongside PiMA has led to the spin-out Africa's Voices Foundation. Our ongoing collaboration with the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, on topics related to the Right to Life includes two previous projects on Unlawful Killings in Africa, on ICTs and the Right to Life, and on the Safety of Journalists.

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