The breadth of evidence relevant to the crimes committed by ISIL in Iraq requires innovative approaches to its collection, processing and analysis. Reflecting this, and in partnership with key private sector actors, UNITAD has developed a series of novel solutions drawing on the adaptation and development of new technologies, including:
- Development of Shuhud, a digital platform allowing witnesses and survivors to submit information remotely, securely, and confidentially in relation to crimes committed by ISIL;
- Partnership with Microsoft Corporation in the introduction of artificial intelligence in evidence management and analysis including facial detection and recognition, image and video indexing; and automatic voice recognition;
- Development of an advanced digital platform for the electronic presentation and analysis of evidence, through engagement with SITU Research, a visual investigations company that merges data design to create new pathways towards accountability.
At this meeting, UNITAD will launch its new publication “Harnessing Advanced Technology in International Criminal Investigations”, outlining ways in which technological tools have been deployed in the implementation of its mandate. Through the presentation of these innovative practices, this publication seeks to support domestic and international entities in drawing on advanced technological frameworks as part of their investigations into international crimes.
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