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New war crimes app unveiled at Case Western Reserve

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  /  Rate this article:
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Dr. Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association, revealed “eyeWitness,” an app that allows citizen observers to record and report atrocities from their cell phones.

When it is downloaded to a cell phone, the photos and video data it records are encrypted and verified in a secure mode and automatically sent to a secure site for use in international investigations and trials. The app also auto-downloads self-authenticating time, date and geographic information.

Ellis demonstrated the app in-depth to the public for the first time on Oct. 14 during Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Klatsky Lecture in Human Rights. The app is currently in testing and will be released in phases in 2015. View the webcast.

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