This discussion thread will explore how evidence is collected using video. Consider these questions below when sharing your comments in this discussion topic:
- What camera techniques can you use to film a human rights abuse as it happens and/or after it happens?
- What information should be included with a video recording to ensure an investigator, lawyer or judge can easily verify a video at some point in the future?
- Activists often focus their efforts on capturing video of the abuse itself (the airstrikes, excessive force by the police, bulldozers forcibly evicting residents). But, in many cases -- particularly international criminal case -- it’s not the on-the-ground perpetrator that will be brought to trial. Instead, it’s their commander. How do you capture video evidence that links commanders to crimes when they are nowhere near the scene of the crime?
- If you are collecting evidence for the criminal justice process, should you interview witnesses and survivors of human rights abuses on camera?
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