International Criminal Court Courtroom Tool (2016)

Created in collaboration with the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor, this interactive digital platform was designed to facilitate the organization, analysis, and presentation of evidence documenting the destruction of sites of cultural heritage in Timbuktu, Mali. Combining geospatial information, historic satellite imagery, photographs, open source videos, and other forms of site documentation, the tool was used as part of trial proceedings against the defendant, Mr. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, an alleged member of the armed group Ansar Dine, who was charged with participating in the intentional destruction of nine mausoleums and a mosque's door in 2012. This is the first time such a tool was used in the International Criminal Court and presents a visual and spatial evidentiary model in a case where sites of heritage were damaged or destroyed.

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// work done for SITU Research // 

Collaborator: International Criminal Court

Project Team: Akshay Mehra, Dan Miller, Brad Samuels

Responsibilities: project/product management, web design, front end web development, data management + creation

Tools: ArcGIS, InDesign, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Photoshop, html, css, javascript