OSR4Rights: Using Open Source Research to Transform the Discovery & Documentation of Human Rights Violations 2018 - 2020
OSR4Rights examines how open source research is currently used in human rights investigations, and interrogates whether and how this evidence can be leveraged more systematically for the discovery and documentation of human rights violations in future, with Co-Is from Universities of California, Berkley; Essex; Manchester, and Heriot-Watt, Funded by the ESRC Transformative Research scheme (grant no. ES-R00899X), £243,026.
Supporting the analysis of international criminal trials with artificial intelligence and data mining techniques 2017 - 2018
This project examined how argumentation theory could be applied to factual findings in a complex trial judgment, to assist Appeals Chambers in determining the reasonableness of those findings, with Co-Is from Cardiff University; Stirling University; Royal College of Art, Supported by Cherish-DE, £5,000.
Enhancing the Status of UN Treaty Rights in Domestic Settings 2017 - 2018
This project analysed good practice examples of implementing UN human rights treaties around the globe. The resultant report has been used to inform the work of the EHRC, facilitating it to better work for implementation of human rights in the UK, with PI: Dr Aoife Daly, University of Liverpool, Co-I: Dr Joshua Curtis, University of Liverpool, Commissioned by the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, £18,000.
Challenges to Judicial Independence in Times of Crisis 2017 - 2019
This British Academy conference, held in April 2018, placed contemporary challenges to judicial independence in their legal, philosophical, socio political, comparative and historical contexts, with Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopolous, Goldsmiths, University of London, Funded by the British Academy.
Devolved Nations and International Law 2016 - 2017
This seminar analysed the impact of devolution on the UK’s international legal practices, and the influence of international law over the UK’s devolved administrations, with Dr Hayley Roberts, Bangor University, Funded by the Socio-Legal Studies Association, Annual Seminar Competition, £2,600
DATA-PSST!Debating and Assessing Transparency Arrangements – Privacy, Security, Surveillance, Trust 2014 - 2016
This seminar series examined different aspects of transparency, especially how these affect privacy, security, sur/sous/veillance and trust, with Professor Vian Bakir, Bangor; Co-Is from Bangor, Sheffield, King’s College London, Cardiff, Funded by the ESRC, £30,365.
A Taxonomy of Evidence before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 2013 - 2014
This project used mathematical methods and approaches to analyse the practices of proof in international criminal trials, Funded by a British Academy Quantitative Skills Acquisition Award, £9,983.
Documenting Mass Human Rights Violations through Collective Intelligence 2019 - 2020
This project examines whether machine learning can be combined with human expertise to identify and manage evidence that can be used in accountability processes for war crimes, with GLAN Law and Syrian Archive, funded by a Nesta Collective Intelligence Grant. £20,000