Carnegie Mellon University

Our Mission

We do what we do in order to help level the playing field between people fighting for human rights and those they seek to hold accountable.

Corporate, military and intelligence actors have been pouring billions of dollars into figuring out how to exploit data technologies for profit, military advantage, and situational awareness.

We work to ensure that the human rights community has access to the latest data tools and techniques, in disciplines such as machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. 

Our Work

Our work is adaptive.

Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all solution, we work closely with human rights practitioners to shape technology to meet their needs. As their project evolves, so does our technological support alongside it.

We are committed to rigorous assessment of the state of human rights around the world, providing practitioners with the tools they need to draw clear lines between those who abuse power and those affected by it.

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Our Partnerships

We work with partners across the globe. From Canada, Chile and Colombia to Egypt and El Salvador to Syria, Ukraine and the USA, to name just a few.