Meet the individuals and groups who submitted the winner proposals for the capture / documentation challenge, which sought new and innovative ways to enable the documentation of relevant evidence that may be used to deter or hold perpetrators accountable, while minimizing the risk posed to those collecting this information. These winning submissions were chosen on the basis of impact, innovation, scalability and feasibility.
This mobile app will equip doctors and nurses with critical tools for collecting, documenting and preserving court-admissible forensic evidence of mass atrocities including sexual violence and torture. By building on Magpi’s innovative mobile data collection platform and InformaCam’s cutting-edge secure photo capture and chain of custody system, health care providers will be able to effectively document, photograph and compile medical evidence and securely transmit the data to authorities to support prosecutions and accountability for these crimes.
A mobile application that allows users to covertly take pictures while simultaneously recording the location and time (EXIF data) during Internet blackout situations in a hostile environment using an encrypted peer-to-peer Bluetooth network.
The International Evidence Locker (IEL) is a proposed system designed to collect relevant evidence, maintain a clear chain of custody of the evidence so it’s admissible in judicial proceedings, and protect the witnesses collecting the evidence. IEL would be a free, downloadable phone App that enables a user to take a picture of an atrocity in progress, encrypt it, and send it instantaneously to a secure drop-box at a human rights organization for evidence storage.
AMALGAM is a concept software program embedded with analytic and professional standards and tools for remote sensing detection and collection of evidence relevant to alleged mass atrocities. This free and open-source platform will allow analysts to easily and systematically process and share with each other remote sensing data specific to predetermined repeating geospatial phenomena.
This proposal suggests the use of the Tor-family of products and services for evidence collection and upload on a secure Tor-enabled server, operated by trusted authorities. Additionally, encryption of evidence and its size reduction (such as conversion of images to eigenvectors, QR coding or Fourier transformation of images) are discussed for secure and faster transfer of sensitive data over the network with decoding software operated on the Tor-enabled server.