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1 Crowdsourcing for the ICC Danyal Syed Curtis Outlaw Allison Raaum

2 THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT History, Strengths and Weaknesses

3 One successful conviction Thomas Lubanga Dyilo of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the only person to be convicted by the ICC.

4 Problem: Lacking enough evidence to convict

5 SOLUTION PART 1: CROWD-SOURCING Using people on the ground to accumulate verifiable evidence to help convict human rights violators

6 Crowdmapping: the Kenya example

7 “A river cuts through a rock not because of it’s power, but its persistence.” - Unknown free and open source platform filters and verifies real-time data from SMS, RSS email and Twitter feeds simple information exporting over fifty languages supported works with both SQL and non-relational databases monitors real-time data for nascent relationships choice of appropriate SwiftApp (News, Crisis Response, etc.) sorts content by accuracy, keywords, location or other indicators can crowdsource news while crowdsourcing (or intrasourcing) verification

8 SOLUTION PART 2: ALLIANCE WITH LEGAL EXPERTS & UN With support and collaboration from legal experts, the UN and established NGOs, data gathered through crowd mapping can be used as evidence to convict those who are guilty of atrocities

9 Collaboration & Cooperation NGOs, Legal Experts and Regional Experts

10 Ideological support from the UN is essential

11 Contact Danyal Syed eds332@nyu.edu Curtis Outlaw co631@nyu.edu Allison Raaum ar2557@nyu.edu


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