Video as Evidence: Proving Responsibility – Filming Linkage and Notice Evidence



This section provides information to help ensure that you can use a camera to document “Who” committed the crime and “How” they did it, in addition to documenting the crime itself. The long-term goal is to ensure that the video you collect could help investigators more easily link perpetrators — especially those who are not physically present at the scene of the incident — to the crime itself, so they can eventually be brought to trial.

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

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