How Forensic Architecture uses technology to protect human rights

Woman on Laptopsource: Computer Weekly
published: 24 January 2022

Forensic Architecture speaks to Computer Weekly about how it uses various digital technologies to investigate human rights abuses around the globe, including the pushback of migrants over the Greek border and the killing of Mark Duggan by London police.

From biometric identification technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to communications interception equipment and unmanned surveillance drones, modern nation states have a vast array of immensely powerful tools at their disposal thanks to the corporations they partner with to develop and deploy such technologies.

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Hundreds march in London for those who died in state custody

Scotland Solidarity with UFFC 2021 - Justice for Allan Marshall
Scotland shows solidarity with UFFC, 2021 – Image Credit Justice for Allan Marshall

source: PressTV
published: 31 October 2021

Hundreds of friends and relatives of people who died in prison or police custody in the UK have held a rally and remembrance procession through central London, calling for justice for their loved ones.

The rally, which is organized by the United Families & Friends Campaign, has taken place every year in London since 1999. The group is made up of bereaved families and others affected by deaths at the hands of United Kingdom police, in prisons, in immigration systems, and psychiatric custody.

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National Mikey Powell Family Fund & UFFC launch Legacy Fund

Children and young people at protest rally
Children and young people at a protest rally

source: 4WardEverUK
published: 26 October 2021

The Legacy Fund is a new funding stream that will be administered by the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) on behalf of the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) and Migrant Media.

UFFC is a coalition of those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody, and supports others in similar situations. Established in 1997 initially as a network of black families, over recent years the group has expanded and now includes the families and friends of people from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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