Data and the Court of Public Opinion

Standard models of human rights advocacy highlight the role of information in creating political pressure directed toward those who abuse human rights. Today, information technologies and advances in data visualization technologies, open new avenues for mobilizing publics and for pressuring human rights abusers. What are the advantages and limitations of developments? Data visualization typically requires gathering and processing large amounts of data. Who performs this task for often understaffed and inadequately equipped human rights investigators?