Thursday, July 20, 2023
On Thursday morning, in the Jordanian capital, Amman, a training workshop was launched for researchers and investigators of the National Commission to Investigate Alleged Violations of Human Rights (NCIAVHR), on “Using Technology and Open Sources in Documenting and Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law.”
The training workshop, which is implemented by the International Center for Transitional Justice in cooperation with the Center for Human Rights at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss, over a period of 6 days, the skills of tracking open-source content and ensuring its credibility while complying with legal requirements and ethical standards. This training workshop is delivered to (49) researchers and investigators from the staff of the Commission.
In the opening session, the Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Judge Hussein Al-Mashdali, affirmed the Commission’s interest to continue upgrade its capabilities in modern technical aspects, in order to help benefit from the amount of information available and how to verify such information. Mr. Mashdali also appreciated the role of the International Center for Transitional Justice in supporting the capabilities of the Commission and introducing it to the methodological and ethical principles for the use of technology in the investigation of violations.
Ms. Nour Al-Bajjani, Program Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice in Lebanon and Yemen, reviewed the Center’s interest in supporting institutions for the protection of human rights and justice for victims in Yemen, foremost of which is the Commission to ensure accountability.
For her part, the member of the Commission, Judge Ishraq Al-Maqtari, gave a presentation of the chronological program of raising the capabilities of the Commission provided by the International Center for Transitional Justice and the expected outputs and its impact on the investigation carried out by the Commission.
The implementation of this specialized training workshop was one of the training outputs implemented by the International Center for Commission’s researchers last year.