Satellite Imagery as Evidence in International Justice Proceedings

Images acquired by satellites have become key sources of information and evidence within the international criminal justice system. Yet, their use remains hampered by the lack of technical proficiency among legal professionals on one hand and by the unfamiliarity with the legal field among satellite imagery experts on the other. 

The project addresses this knowledge gap by developing a focused training programme for staff and legal professionals involved in proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The training will provide expertise in the field of international criminal justice and evidentiary processes, as well as guidance on necessities for content preparation and assistance with delivery from satellite imagery experts, namely from the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT). 

This project is a collaboration between UNITAR/UNOSAT and Asser Institute, and receives financial support from the Geneva Science-Policy Interface through the 2022 edition of the Impact Collaboration Programme

Project duration: 1 November 2022 - 31 October 2023.

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