Passport coding system withtracking watch
Use a tracking method in airports that sends information about the detained passenger. Passenger also uses a tracking watch to call for help.
These real stories are shown in Nat Geo's "Jailed Abroad" .This shows a clear picture of how people are detained. So this concept is for people traveling and people who live outside their country.
Whenever a person travels from one place to other their passport should have a bar code which when scanned gives information to his destination country about his arrival time and date. When the passport is again scanned in his destination place after arrival that means he/she has arrived. If the passport is not been scanned on the destination place on time, the server sends an information of the passenger to Amnesty. This means he is detained in the place where his passport was scanned last. The server also update about the flight delay etc if any.
The person can always wear a watch with tracking device, to keep his/her location informed. On the press of a button it signals the amnesty sever.These watches can be sold as an awareness program among the people carrying brand names in it.
This watch is a backup plan whenever passport scan is not performed. Also they can use it when they are detained else where other than airport.
What kind of resources are needed to get this idea off the ground and/or support it over time?
People, Database, Marketing, Network enhancement, awareness and campaign.
How could this idea also be adapted to work in low-tech situations?
Yes, Instead of passport coding we can just use the tracking watches. By buying the watch people awareness spreads also we can help this by branding the watch with big companies who are ready to join.