While footage showing an alleged crime may very well be valuable as evidence, it can also be valuable to have documentation of the aftermath of a human rights violation. Watch the video on Filming Secure Scenes here.
This section of the Video as Evidence Field Guide provides guidance on safely and effectively gathering video documentation at the scene of an alleged human rights violation, including developing a filming plan, capturing details and various angles, filling out a camera report and more.
The Field Guide is drawn from conversations with attorneys, investigators, analysts, legal scholars, funders and our peers working on-the-ground where the violations happen, and will aim to improve the reliability and effectiveness of video shot as human rights documentation. Learn more at vae.witness.org.