eyeWitness seeks to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice by providing technical expertise in building photo and video dossiers that can be authenticated for use in criminal investigations or trials.
eyeWitness has developed the eyeWitness to Atrocities camera app which allows users to capture photos and videos embedded with unmodifiable metadata. This metadata verifies where and when the footage was taken and whether the image was altered or not. Both the images and the metadata are stored in a secure gallery within the app where they cannot be edited. The user then submits them to a storage database controlled by eyeWitness and hosted by LexisNexis. The transmission protocols and secure server system set up by eyeWitness creates a chain of custody that allows this information to be presented in court.
An expert legal team analyses all information received, identifies the appropriate international, regional and/or national bodies to investigate further, and liaises with these mechanisms and our partner organisations to ensure the material is acted upon.
eyeWitness develops close partnerships with litigators and organisations on the frontlines documenting human rights violations and other abuses that can amount to core international crimes (genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity). We provide these organisations with the technology and the expertise that increases the impact of their footage, by ensuring that the images can be authenticated for use in criminal investigations or trials, or for any other accountability efforts. An expert legal team analyses all information received, identifies the appropriate international, regional and/or national bodies to investigate further, and liaises with these mechanisms and our partner organisations to ensure the material is acted upon.
eyeWitness is a charity registered in the UK and governed by a Board of Trustees, with additional expertise provided by an Advisory Board. The names and affiliations of the Board members can be found on our website www.eyewitness.global.
Location: The role will be based in London, with a combination of remote and in-office working.
Conditions of contract: Full-time, fixed term contract. The initial contract term will be six months with the potential to renew for another six months depending on the needs of the project. eyeWitness was founded by the International Bar Association (IBA)and the employment contract will be with the IBA, with the employee seconded to eyeWitness. Same benefits package and conditions that apply to IBA employees will apply (e.g. holidays, time off in lieu, pension).
Salary Range: circa £32,000, depending on level of experience.
You are an enthusiastic team player, highly organised, and forward thinking. A quick learner, you will be able to work with professionals of a variety of cultures and disciplines. You will know how to juggle multiple priorities and lead cases and projects with minimal supervision.
You will have interest and passion for international justice for the most egregious crimes and will have a commitment to improving the standard of evidence presented in human rights cases, both in judicial and non-judicial settings.
Please email a CV and cover letter with details about how you meet the position requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply: July 18, 2022. However, this position is available immediately, and eyeWitness may begin conducting interviews on a rolling basis prior to the deadline.
Please note that eyeWitness may interview on a rolling basis.
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