IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 234, Level 2

Session information

Training on digital evidence and the Berkeley protocol on digital open source investigations
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Human Rights Law Committee (Lead)


HumanRightsIn December 2020, the United Nations' Human Rights Office and the University of California, Berkeley's Human Rights Center published an advance version of the Berkeley protocol on digital open source investigations. Created through a collaborative
international process, the protocol was designed to set professional standards and guidelines for the identification, collection, preservation, verification and analysis of digital open source Information. The ultimate aim was to improve the effective use of
such information in international criminal, human rights, and humanitarian investigations, and ultimately, courts. In early 2022, the protocol will be released in all of the languages of the United Nations. To mark the protocol's global release, members of the protocol's coordinating committee will provide an introduction to the document, as well as a brief training for international judges and/or lawyers that spotlights the opportunities and challenges that come with using such information in court processes. The training will be designed to help participants systematically evaluate digital open source information's authenticity and reliability, including how to assess whether such information is disinformation or misinformation, and how to minimize the risk of human or machine bias in such information's collection and evaluation.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Alexa Koenig Human Rights Center UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA; Co-Chair, Human Rights Law Committee


Lindsay Freeman UC Berkeley Human Rights Center, Berkeley, California, USA
Ambassador Stephen Rapp US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Council Member, IBA's Human Rights Institute