Moderator: Paul Morrow, University of Dayton Human Rights Center

This session is part of the Human Rights Center's GIS for Human Rights project and is a collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the University of Dayton’s Mann Chair in Natural Sciences and the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.

  • Jonathan Drake, Senior Program Associate, AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
  • Umesh K. Haritashya, University of Dayton Mann Chair (Endowed) in the Natural Sciences, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
  • Chia-Yu Charles Wu, University of Dayton, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
  • Gabriel Young, Missing Persons Investigator, Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC)

This roundtable delves into the essential role of geospatial technologies in documenting human rights abuses. Panelists will present case studies showcasing how these technologies empower non-governmental organizations to enhance human rights research and documentation. This authoritative data is vital for holding governments and non-state actors accountable. Additionally, the roundtable introduces the 'GIS for Human Rights' course at the University of Dayton, where law, human rights and geology professors collaborate to equip students with technical and investigative GIS skills for addressing human rights issues.

8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov 3, 2023 (virtual)

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