An online seminar sponsored by the ABA International Criminal Law Committee
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET – 1:00 PM ET
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who attended the program. Here is the video and the accompanying PowerPoint presentations.
The future of criminal investigations and prosecutions will be shaped by open-source information. This program explores the use of open-source information in criminal prosecutions; how this information can be verified; how this evidence can be used in documenting war crimes and atrocities, and the use of this evidence in international prosecutions.
Alexa Koenig, JD, PhD, is faculty director of UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center (winner of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions) and a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s School of Law and School of Journalism. She is also co-founder of the Investigations Lab, which uses social media and other online information to strengthen human rights-related legal investigations and investigative reporting. Alexa has been honored with the United Nations Association-SF’s Global Human Rights Award, UC Berkeley’s Mark Bingham Award for Excellence, and as a 2020 Woman Inspiring Change by Harvard Law School. Her recent co-authored and co-edited books include Hiding in Plain Sight (UC Press 2016), Digital Witness (Oxford University Press 2020), and Graphic (forthcoming 2022).
Hannah Bagdasar is the lead investigator for Bellingcat’s Global Authentication Project as well as an investigator in its Justice & Accountability Unit. Before she was working at Bellingcat, Hannah was an analyst at the United Nations Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar. Hannah has also served as an open-source investigations and legal consultant, working with NGOs combating disinformation and misinformation, as well researching the use of open source information as evidence at the international criminal and domestic levels. In addition, Hannah has interned at the International Criminal Court, in the Office of the Prosecutor’s Preliminary Examination Section, and was part of the first cohort of UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Investigations Lab. Hannah holds an LL.M in International and Comparative Law from the University of Helsinki, and a B.A in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley
Nathaniel A. Raymond is a lecturer at Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and the Yale School of Public Health, where he is co-lead of the Humanitarian Research Lab. Raymond was the founding director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He was also director of operations for George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project. Raymond has investigated mass atrocities and served as an aid work in multiple conflict zones, including Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, the Middle East, Sri Lanka and elsewhere.
Arthur Traldi is a Senior Fellow at American University’s Program on Technology, Security, and the Law and a Senior Consultant with Lexpat Global Services. Arthur previously served as a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, litigating cases involving charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and violations of the laws of armed conflict, and in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He is a co-chair of the ABA’s International Criminal Law Committee. Arthur is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the College of William and Mary. Before working at ICTY and ICTR, he clerked for Justice Debra Todd on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Judge Arthur L. Zulick on the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas.
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