Public event

Launch of 'Evaluating digital open source imagery: A guide for judges and fact-finders'

Evaluating Digital Open Source Imagery: A Guide for Judges and Fact-Finders will be launched at an in-person event in London on 24 May 2024. This new online resource is intended to assist judges and other decision makers in their assessment of open source photographs and videos, by explaining some of the most common open source investigative techniques. It is organised around several key issues that a court or fact-finding body may need to address in their own evaluation of open source imagery evidence, including determining the authenticity of the digital image, and analysing relevant metadata, source, location, and time information.

It was co-authored by experts from: WITNESS; Open Society Justice Initiative; Swansea University; Queen Mary University of London; Mnemonic; Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley; Human Rights Centre, University of Essex; Hertie School, and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford. It is available in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Ukrainian).

Interested participants can register for the event on Eventbrite via the button on the right.