Leeds Met Professor leads international NGO
Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International (HURIDOCS), appointed Professor Eddie Halpin as its Chair in 2011. He has now been re-appointed for a further period of three years.
HURIDOCS is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), helping human rights organisations to use information technologies and documentation methods to maximise the impact of their advocacy work. The Geneva-based NGO are world-leaders in supporting human rights by providing the technology and information skills required to ensure safety, security, and legal action to organisations worldwide.
Professor Halpin commented: "I am delighted to be re-appointed to this magnificent organisation that makes real life changing interventions, by supporting the international human rights community. I am looking forward to more interventions, through the innovative work of the HURIDOCS staff team and developers, who work around the world, and to sharing my responsibilities with experts drawn from around the world. Board meetings can be challenging working on Skype with colleagues joining from Peru, America, or the Gambia to manage the organisation."
Since Professor Halpin has been Chair, HURIDOCS has created innovative new technological answers for more than 150 organisations worldwide, including the International Commission for Jurists and African Commission on Human and People's Rights, changing lives and helping to ensure accountability and transparency.
Professor Halpin is the Co-Chair of the New Technology Institute's (nti) Digital Research Centre, a research group which investigates the effects of information technology, including work on Social and Human Rights Informatics.
For more information about HURIDOCS, please see www.huridocs.org/