EmpatIA: AI to solve public issues in LATAM

2022-23 Scale-up project   Overview  EmpatIA explores the use of machine learning to tackle the most pressing development issues in the public sector in Latin America and engages in participatory and open projects to develop evidence that promotes a fair, open and sustainable region. The second edition of EmpatIA will focus on piloting and documenting … Continued

Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law

AI is helping justice systems worldwide by reducing backlogs and improving judicial efficiency, access to justice, and the quality of judicial ​decision-making. As the technology becomes more sophisticated and available, AI in the judiciary will continue to grow. However, AI is not a panacea and carries risks. For the Global South to benefit from AI … Continued

Bring them home: empowering women to find disappeared loved ones

The School for Leadership, Participation and Democracy, launched in 2020, aims to strengthen the capacities of female whose relatives have disappeared – sometimes in the process of searching for their loved ones – to demand for truth and justice. It offers a space for them to exchange ideas with members of different groups and states, … Continued

Environmental Impunity Index Latin America

Following criteria developed in the Global Impunity Index (UDLAP), the Environmental Impunity Index Mexico 2020 measures environmental impunity, considering crimes, harm, institutional capacity, policy mechanisms, and actual degradation at a subnational level in Mexico. The next stage aims to compare levels of environmental impunity in Latin American countries and establish the methodological foundations and collaboration … Continued


WhistleblowingCorruptionCoronavirus is a friendly tool designed for any person to report acts of corruption related to the detection, handling and treatment of the COVID-19 virus, the violation or restriction of access to personal data, and governmental failures in, both, public and private hospitals. The registration of these corrupt actions gives us enough data and information … Continued

Justice for all amid covid

The introduction of the Justice For All Program/JFAP (Mobile Special Court Sittings in Prison) to adjudicate pre-trial cases towards prisons decongestion is one of the unique successful partnership between the State/Criminal Justice Institutions and CSO/POS Foundation in Ghana. This has reduced the remand prisoner population from 33% in 2007 to 14.5% as at August 2020, … Continued

Environmental crime amazon

If deforestation levels rise another 5% in the Amazon Basin, the planet’s largest tropical forest could experience catastrophic die-back, releasing the equivalent to a decade of global emissions. Regional efforts to end environmental crime are episodic and insufficient. In order to generate more widespread engagement with issues of environment crime, the Igarape Institute launched Ecocrime … Continued

Transition in sudan

Sudan is witnessing an unprecedented political transition after the authoritarian regime of Omar Al Bashir. HD Centre has held consultations with key Sudanese actors to inform this dialogue-based initiative. Project’s Key Components: i. Bridging the gap between Sudan’s Centre and the Periphery ii. Institutional support to the political transition and support for political dialogue and … Continued

Offline and in the wild

The illegal trade in wildlife is the second biggest threat to endangered species behind habitat loss and has become rampant online. To cut traffickers off at the point of sale, the Coalition is working with the tech sector through a multifaceted approach, aiming to make Artificial Intelligence smarter with emerging trend data, tapping into 9+ … Continued

Centre of Excellence for Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice

The UNODC Centers of Excellence support Member States in the collection, exchange, and analysis of statistical information on government, victimization, crime, and criminal justice. These regional hubs provide technical assistance for the collection of statistical data, the adoption of international standards and classifications, and the analysis and use of crime and justice statistics.