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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.

Custom-made map showing the subordinates and sites if 82 Division of the Nigerian Army alongside alleged human rights violations reported by Amnesty International.

Get our help with your investigations

“The Security Force Monitor has made a significant contribution to our work. Our team is currently working on the second publication of Cadena de Mando and the Monitor has been supporting our work and helping our investigations by giving us “hard data” on the Mexican security forces. This data is very much needed as most of our investigation relies on testimonies, which tend to be highly descriptive and lack of a more comprehensive context analysis. The Monitor’s research allows us to move up the Army’s chain of command to understand the dynamics and context in which human rights violations have been committed by the armed forces.” – Cadena de Mando

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:

  • 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.

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 offer assistance to 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 send a brief email to info@securityforcemonitor.org