Using Science as a Tool to Protect Human Rights

The Science for Human Rights (SHR) project leverages technological and scientific progress for human rights advocacy and campaigning. We currently focus on utilizing geospatial technologies like satellite imagery for human rights monitoring and conflict prevention. These new tools allow us to gain access to previously inaccessible conflict zones, provide compelling visual evidence and present information in a new and engaging way, all of which assists our activists in their campaigning efforts.

Featured Projects

Mapping Repression in Syria

Eyes on Syria is an interactive platform that maps cases, presents research on human rights abuses in Syria and prompts concerned individuals to take action.

Eritrea's Forgotten Prisons, Exposed

Explore Amnesty's interactive map of suspected places of detention in Eritrea, a country that has endured 20 years of brutal repression.

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