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As pointed out in the Guidelines for Concepting technology is often "two-edged". Can we turn this to advantage by encouraging governments involved in detention to invest and then rely upon technology that can be used for the 'greater good'.

As pointed out in the Guidelines for Concepting technology is often "two-edged". Can we turn this to advantage by encouraging governments involved in detention to invest and then rely upon technology that can be used for the 'greater good'.

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Lengthy reports, interviews, and surveys are often ineffective and inefficient in reporting and monitoring cases of unlawful detention.  By using code wheels (see picture), friends / family  members can slide the wheel's moving parts in order to create an accurate description of when/how their loved-one was detained, and then text the corresponding code to an sms-database.  The codes can then be analyzed for trends and patterns to help Amnesty International better understand risk factors, center their prevention efforts around those most at risk, or work to discover the best way to help those who have been detained and their families.

Lengthy reports, interviews, and surveys are often ineffective and inefficient in reporting and monitoring cases of unlawful detention. By using code wheels (see picture), friends / family members can slide the wheel's moving parts in order to create an accurate description of when/how their loved-one was detained, and then text the corresponding code to an sms-database. The codes can then be analyzed for trends and patterns to help Amnesty International better understand risk factors, center their prevention efforts around those most at risk, or work to discover the best way to help those who have been detained and their families.

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An online platform that matches people at risk of being detained with peers all over the world who are able to trigger appropriate actions when they stop receiving "I'm fine" notifications from that person. Advantages of such direct person to person links would be: 
a) guardians are involved over a longer period of time and are therefore familiar with the context and risks of the person concerned, b) the person at risk has a real, personal social peer which might make for extra emotional support when anonymity and being forgotten is the biggest fear c) it does not rely on a stress signal being sent which might be impossible
and d) any means of communications (twitter/email/sms...) could be possible, depending of the case

An online platform that matches people at risk of being detained with peers all over the world who are able to trigger appropriate actions when they stop receiving "I'm fine" notifications from that person. Advantages of such direct person to person links would be: a) guardians are involved over a longer period of time and are therefore familiar with the context and risks of the person concerned, b) the person at risk has a real, personal social peer which might make for extra emotional support when anonymity and being forgotten is the biggest fear c) it does not rely on a stress signal being sent which might be impossible and d) any means of communications (twitter/email/sms...) could be possible, depending of the case

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During the second world war (no I'm not quite that old) resistance networks used all sorts of techniques for passing both messages and people. By comparison with today's technology theirs was unsophisticated by often effective.

During the second world war (no I'm not quite that old) resistance networks used all sorts of techniques for passing both messages and people. By comparison with today's technology theirs was unsophisticated by often effective.

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Upon being detained, before all possessions are taken away, a person could push a button on their solar powered key chain item that will send their exact location to:
Amnesty International, and three emails (of family or friends) that were registered upon purchasing the item at any airport.

Upon being detained, before all possessions are taken away, a person could push a button on their solar powered key chain item that will send their exact location to: Amnesty International, and three emails (of family or friends) that were registered upon purchasing the item at any airport.

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In some situations, drawing attention to a crime might deter the event from proceeding further. Attention can also emphasize that the arrest is illegal and create more eyes/witnesses to the event and people participating in it.

In some situations, drawing attention to a crime might deter the event from proceeding further. Attention can also emphasize that the arrest is illegal and create more eyes/witnesses to the event and people participating in it.

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Children who have lost a family member to illegal detention are given a chance to understand their situation through art, while also helping other children like themselves.

Children who have lost a family member to illegal detention are given a chance to understand their situation through art, while also helping other children like themselves.

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A website of maps of all the prisons around the world, list out information on who is the head, who are the people working there, who are the prisoners.

A website of maps of all the prisons around the world, list out information on who is the head, who are the people working there, who are the prisoners.

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Create wiki like websites that show the person who is missing or unlawful detained, and also show who is the major of the city, who is the head of police department, who is the head of local region police department.

Create wiki like websites that show the person who is missing or unlawful detained, and also show who is the major of the city, who is the head of police department, who is the head of local region police department.

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To raise awareness around unlawful detention, Amnesty International will detain Facebook profiles. The profiles will be taken without cause, and detainees will not be able to communicate with their friends.

To raise awareness around unlawful detention, Amnesty International will detain Facebook profiles. The profiles will be taken without cause, and detainees will not be able to communicate with their friends.

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We often look at the issue of unlawful detention "after the fact." What are the ways citizens with rights can get ahead of the game? How can those at risk use film and social media platforms to create a Preventative Profile on their terms?

We often look at the issue of unlawful detention "after the fact." What are the ways citizens with rights can get ahead of the game? How can those at risk use film and social media platforms to create a Preventative Profile on their terms?

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Much like CPR training helps us to be calm under pressure when an actual emergency happens, what if there were "advance training" for at-risk communities, to give people the tools they need at a time when they're not panicked.

Much like CPR training helps us to be calm under pressure when an actual emergency happens, what if there were "advance training" for at-risk communities, to give people the tools they need at a time when they're not panicked.

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Getting people to think about,let alone understand the complexities of unlawful detention is a difficult task.  Improvisational, scripted, and recorded. Street Plays, as an awareness  tactic and word-of-mouth driver tactic, have the power to be spontaneous, participatory and informative.  Vignettes that re-enact detention scenarios, demonstrate what to do can educate the public, but also create a location-based video archive of what a person can do if someone they know if detained.

Getting people to think about,let alone understand the complexities of unlawful detention is a difficult task. Improvisational, scripted, and recorded. Street Plays, as an awareness tactic and word-of-mouth driver tactic, have the power to be spontaneous, participatory and informative. Vignettes that re-enact detention scenarios, demonstrate what to do can educate the public, but also create a location-based video archive of what a person can do if someone they know if detained.

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