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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 crea

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 crea

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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

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

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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 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

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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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