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Satellites and Human Rights


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Human rights campaigners and scientists are teaming up to investigate possible human rights violations in isolated places using satellite images. More at

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Satellites and Human Rights

  1. The Science and Human Rights Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is using satellite images to assess claims of human-rights abuses. More at
  2. <ul><li>2006 (Copyright © 2006 DigitalGlobe) </li></ul>In 2006, they used DigitalGlobe images to show the destruction of a large settlement, Porta Farm, in Zimbabwe:
  3. The latest example is from Ethiopia. <ul><li>Human Rights Watch, The New York Times, and others have compiled accounts of army actions in the Ogaden desert, including the burning of villages, gang rape, and killings. </li></ul><ul><li>But concrete evidence is hard to come by, except from orbit…. </li></ul>
  4. <ul><li>Labigah, Ethiopia, 9/26/2005 </li></ul><ul><li>(Copyright © 2008 DigitalGlobe) </li></ul>
  5. <ul><li>Labigah, Ethiopia, 2/28/2008 </li></ul><ul><li>(Copyright © 2008 DigitalGlobe) </li></ul>
  6. More information at: dotearth @