Visual Recognition of Human Rights Violations

A young girl ties tobacco leaves onto sticks to prepare them for curing in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Photo by Marcus Bleasdale for Human Rights Watch.

This project is concerned with the automation of human rights violation recognition in images. Solving this problem is extremely beneficial to human rights organisations and investigators, who are often interested in identifying and documenting potential violations of human rights within images. It will allow them to avoid the overwhelming task of analysing large volumes of images manually

Publications

DisplaceNet is a novel model which infers potential displaced people from images by integrating the control level of the situation and …

This paper discusses the potential of images in human rights context including the opportunities and challenges they present. This …