Webinar: Open Source Evidence and the Prosecution of International Crimes

Digital open source evidence, including videos and images posted online by eyewitnesses, is transforming the investigation and prosecution of international crimes.

This webinar on 18 December 2020 examined some of the opportunities and challenges posed by open source evidence in fact-finding; the development of guidelines for digital open source investigations, and the future use of technology in accountability efforts.


HHJ Joanna Korner CMG QC
United Kingdom candidate for the International Criminal Court judicial elections. Sitting Judge of the Crown Court of England and Wales; Former Senior Prosecuting Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.


Lindsay Freeman
Senior Legal Researcher, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Lead Drafter, Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations.


Alan Tieger
Senior Prosecutor, Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office; formerly Senior Prosecuting Trial Attorney, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.


Chaired by
Professor Yvonne McDermott Rees
Professor of Law, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University; Principal Investigator, OSR4Rights project