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The open-source investigators trying to bring justice to Myanmar

42 mins | Nov 26, 2021
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Justice for Myanmar is far away, but possible. Myanmar has been plagued by conflict, including the horrific brutalities against Rohingya Muslims in 2017 and post-coup crackdown in 2021 with more violence a certainty. It would be premature to expect the nation to return to democracy any time soon, but there are people who are working to preserve the truth of the atrocities. John Reed explores Myanmar’s nationwide “spring revolution”, the world’s system for prosecuting war crimes and crimes against humanity, and the use of pioneering open-source tools and digital forensics to supplement traditional justice systems. "These investigators — some self-taught, others a part of the world’s plodding system for prosecuting war crimes and crimes against humanity — are supplementing traditional human rights fact-finding with pioneering open-source tools and digital forensics. In doing so, they are laying the groundwork for justice, however long delayed."