Foley Hoag Partner Christina Hioureas to Moderate Webinar Regarding Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations

March 9, 2021

Foley Hoag LLP Partner and United Nations Practice Group Chair Christina Hioureas will moderate the panel for a webinar titled “Strengthening Atrocity Crime Cases with Digital Evidence: New International Standards on Digital Open Source Investigations,” on March 10, 2021. The program will focus on the Berkeley Protocol, a new international protocol that articulates professional standards and guidelines for the identification, collection, preservation, verification and analysis of digital open source information with an aim toward improving its effective use in international criminal and human rights investigations. 

The panel is co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Liechtenstein, Costa Rica and Sierra Leone, respectively, as well as the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and the American Society of International Law. Participants include experts in international law, human rights and digital investigations. Discussion topics will include the development process and plans for implementation of the protocol, how open source evidence can be most effective used in war crimes prosecution and civil court human rights claims before domestic, regional and international courts and tribunals, and the international legal framework continue to evolve.

Hioureas is a partner in Foley Hoag's International Litigation & Arbitration practice. She represents States, private and State-owned entities, and individuals on international disputes and public international law matters and advises States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies. She also serves as arbitrator in international commercial disputes. 

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