The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program welcomes the launch of the Security Force Monitor – a project of the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute - which aims to increase the transparency and accountability of police, military and other security forces around the world by bringing together all publicly available information about commanders, organizational structures, bases, and areas of operation.
The Monitor compiles data from government sources, local and international news media, civil society reporting and other sources, and assigns each data point a confidence level. This data is published online using open source technologies and data visualization techniques. The goal of publishing this data is to empower and inform journalism, human rights reporting, and other public interest work.
Click here to visit the Security Force Monitor.