[Air-L] ICTs and the Right to Life - Suggestions re Case Studies?

R.A. Larsen ral73 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Nov 30 22:39:22 PST 2014

Hello all,

I'm part of a research committee at Cambridge, working to produce a 
report on the effects of ICTs on the right to life for UN special 
rapporteur Christof Heyns. Below is a link to the project:


We will be building up case studies on instances where ICTs can be used 
to prevent infringement on the right to life, provide better forms of 
accountability, and allow for more effective advocacy. So I'm searching 
for apps, organizations, and/or platforms in these arenas to profile. 
(Some examples: Amnesty's Panic Button app and Citizen Evidence Lab, 
various social media platforms and other communication platforms (Skype, 
Tor), Witness' model of video advocacy, predictive escalation projects 
re big data, crowdmapping/crowdsourcing efforts, Thunderclap, Access' 
Digital Security Helpline...)

Does anyone have any general suggestions or can anyone point towards 
standouts or up-and-coming projects in this arena? At this stage, we're 
still trying to thoroughly suss out the landscape and make contacts.

Thanks in advance!

Rebekah Larsen

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