The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, alongside the Berkeley Human Rights Center, has launched a new international protocol on open source investigations.

Experts from the team at the International Peace and Security (IPS) project within the Oxford Insitute for Ethics, Law and Conflict (ELAC) contributed to the process. In particular, Federica d'Alessandra, Ambassador Stephen Rapp, and visiting fellow Sareta Ashraph.

This is part a wider strand of work on anchoring accountability for mass atrocities in support of UN investigative mandates. The team is participating in the development of international standards and best practices for investigating atrocity crimes, such as the Handbook on Civil Society Documentation of Serious Human Rights Violations and Bridging The Hague – Geneva Divide: Recommendations.