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Security Force Monitor provides research and analysis support to human rights advocates, journalists and others investigating human rights abuses committed by state security forces.
What help can we offer?
We provide research and analysis support to human rights advocates, journalists and others investigating human rights abuses committed by police, military and other state security forces around the world.
Through past collaborations we have done the following for partners:
- Researched gaps in the public record about specific units, persons or complete branches of the security forces in your country
- Improve our partners’ data by linking to our own and creating visual analysis to make it more usable
- Training and supporting human rights researchers in the use of our methods and technologies.
We can collaborate with as much security and discretion as required. We can also collaborate formally and publicly, and may request that we agree to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide the joint work.
In many cases, we can offer assistance free of charge. In others, we may have to request or seek dedicated funding.
Who can we help?
We can help investigative journalists, human rights researchers and international criminal law litigators. The type of assistance we can offer will most benefit people and groups that:
- Already have some data and information regarding specific security force units or persons
- Are actively monitoring and conducting advocacy around abuses committed by security forces.
- Are seeking to build cases of individual criminal liability or command responsibility for violations of international criminal law.
If your work fits into any of the above and you think we can help, please contact us.
Who have we worked with before?
Security Force Monitor has worked in partnership with many human rights organizations, investigative journalists and litigators to reconstruct the organizational structure, command personnel and chain of command, geographical footprint and operations of security and defence forces implicated in human rights abuses.
Our partners include the Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, MNEMONIC (and the Syrian Archive), Amnesty International, amongst others.
You can read more about some of our partners on our Partnerships page.