“At times, the evidence does not stand up. It can be frustrating for the students, but pedagogically it’s valuable because they learn to challenge assumptions and question what they are reading and seeing.” - Lindsay Ernst (Lecturer in Human Rights Experiential Learning, Associate Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, and Co-Director of the LLM in Human Rights Programme)
Led by HKU Law lecturer Lindsay Ernst, the Human Rights Investigation Clinic at the University of Hong Kong was launched in 2017 as part of her "Human Rights in Practice" course with the support of Amnesty International and its Digital Verification Corps (DVC). The initiative brings together academics, world-renowned experts and student leaders from human rights centres around the globe in developing innovative approaches to human rights research and investigations.
Students have been trained in gathering evidence from open-source media, user-generated content, social media sites, and court and government websites. They work outside class time and other students are welcome to help them.
Read more: https://www4.hku.hk/pubunit/Bulletin/2019_May_Vol.20_No.2/teaching_learning/page3.html
[HKU Bulletin, Volume 20, No. 2 (May 2019)]
***Digital Verification Corps Training (Semester 2, 2019/2020)***
Date: 15 & 16 February 2020
Venue: N/A (online teaching)
*Only students enrolled in the relevant courses can attend the training*
Please contact Lindsay Ernst at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about DVC.