CfP: Archiving atrocities, archiving international justice

by | 29 Aug 2023

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2023 Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia Biannual Conference, Human Technology Law Centre, QUT

Developments with new technologies in warfare are met by new technologies in recording atrocities. As a result, a new kind of atrocity archive is created where analog records of conflict and atrocity are joined by digital and open source records. We find such atrocity archives at international courts and human rights commissions where digital records such as satellite imagery and social media data are used to evidence international crimes and human rights violations, and at older truth commissions and the legacy institutions for former international(ised) tribunals where analog archives are digitised for the purpose of preservation and dissemination. These developments occur at the same time as there is increased interest in the role of memory and memorialisation, something which may or may not involve a legal institution. 

At this conference where we ‘build, dream and work towards better law and technology futures’, this stream brings together papers that examine the role of technology in international atrocity archives. We welcome papers that examine forms of archiving or archives in the context of international conflict or international justice. This includes

  • Role of AI in either committing or documenting atrocities
  • New technologies in warfare
  • New technologies in documenting, collating and preserving records 
  • Digitalisation and memory 
  • Role of arts or cultural artefacts in international justice

Stream Convenors 

Dr Maria Elander, Senior Lecturer, La Trobe Law School

Email: m.elander@latrobe.edu.au

Dr Valeria Vázquez Guevara, Global Academic Fellow, University of Hong Kong

Email: vvg1@hku.hk

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