Amnesty International | Institutional Partners

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for human rights around the world.  They investigate and expose human rights abuses and lobby governments, and other powerful groups such as companies, making sure they respect international humanitarian law.  Since 2014, Forensic Architecture and Amnesty International have been in close partnership.


Human Rights Watch | Research Partners

Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organisation, consisting of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities, that scrupulously investigate abuses, expose facts, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice worldwide.


International Federation for Human Rights | Institutional Partners

FIDH is an international human rights federation, comprising 178 NGOs from 120 countries.  It acts at national, regional and international levels in support of its member and partner organisations to address human rights abuses and consolidate democratic processes.


Airwars | Research Partners

Airwars is a collaborative, not-for-profit transparency project aimed both at tracking and archiving the international air war against Islamic State and other groups, in both Iraq and Syria.



ScanLAB Projects | Research Partners

ScanLAB Projects is a London-based company providing large scale 3D scanning, capturing precisely-measured digital replicas of buildings, landscapes, objects and events. ScanLAB Projects was founded by Matthew Shaw and William Trossell. As a company they are actively involved in teaching and research at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Through their commercial projects and research activities, ScanLAB Projects explores and expands the potentials of this powerful technology.


WITNESS | Research Partners

WITNESS trains and supports activists and citizens around the world to use video safely, ethically, and effectively to expose human rights abuse and fight for human rights change.



Caroline Sturdy-Colls, Centre for Archaeology, Staffordshire University | Research Partner

Dr. Caroline Sturdy-Colls is the Research Lead for the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire University. She has directed and published archaeological projects throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. Her particular areas of expertise are Holocaust archaeology, forensic archaeology and the application of non-invasive surveying methods.



Grupa Spomenik / Monument Group | Research Partners

Grupa Spomenik / Monument Group is an art-theory group that has been producing public space for a political and critical/ideological discussion of the wars in the Socialist federal republic of Yugoslavia and their consequences.


Four Faces of Omarska | Research Partners

The working group Four Faces of Omarska explores the strategies of memorial production from the position of those whose experience and knowledge have been subjugated, rejected, and excluded from the public memory and history.  It is an ongoing investigation of a complex vortex of historical dynamics in a particular site in the former Yugoslavia.


The Human Rights Project Bard College | Research Partners

The Human Rights Project is an exploratory research and action initiative at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Through teaching, public programmes, research, and engagement with communities in the region and globally, the project aims at once to foster critical discussions of human rights theory and practice, and to engage with practitioners on the leading edges of human rights research. Founded in 1999, the project developed the first interdisciplinary undergraduate degree (B.A.) program in Human Rights in the United States in 2003.



The Bureau of Investigative Journalism | Research Partners

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent not-for-profit organisation, established in 2010. The Bureau pursues journalism which is of public benefit. They undertake in depth research into the governance of public, private and third sector organisations and their influence. The Bureau was formed and is funded on the assumption that investigative journalism is indispensable to democracy in providing the public with the knowledge and facts about the way in which important institutions in our society operate. Major investigations of the Bureau include Covert Drone War (in collaboration with Forensic Architecture).


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UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, Ben Emmerson QC | Institutional Partner

Appointed by the Human Rights Council, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur is the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. In January 2013, then-Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC launched an inquiry into the civilian impact and human rights implications of the use of drones and other forms of targeted killing for the purpose of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency. For this inquiry, he worked closely with Forensic Architecture.



Michael Sfard Law Office | Legal Partners

Michael Sfard is a lawyer specializing in international human rights law and the laws of war. He has served as counsel in various cases on these topics in Israel. Sfard has represented a variety of Israeli and Palestinian human rights and peace organizations, movements and activists at the Israeli Supreme Court.



European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights | Institutional Partners

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) is an independent, non-profit legal and educational organisation dedicated to protecting civil and human rights worldwide. ECCHR engages in innovative and strategic litigation, using European, international and national law to enforce human rights and to hold state and non-state actors accountable for egregious abuses.


Centro Para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos | Institutional Partners

CALDH aims to further a full national and international understanding of Guatemala’s civil war, to ensure that this history will not be repeated.  It promotes and defends human rights and trains partner organisations and groups in order to allow them to speak out against impunity and injustices in Guatemala.  CALDH collaborated with Forensic Architecture for the Operacion Sofia case that investigated environmental violence and genocide in the Ixil Triangle.


Oficina de Derechos humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala | Research Partners

The Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala operates under the goal to build and strengthen processes of empowerment, promotion and defence of human rights and to contribute to building a more inclusive society.


Migreurop | Research Partners

Migreurop is a European and African network of activists and researchers whose objective is to inform and fight against the widespread detention of foreigners and the proliferation of refugee camps as a device of EU policy.


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights | Research Partners

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).


Al Mezan Center for Human Rights | Research Partners

Al Mezan promotes respect and protection of human rights in the Gaza Strip as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories throughout research, legal intervention, advocacy and awareness with a sound combination of professionalism and community participation.  Al Mezan was a close collaborator of Forensic Architecture in our projects on Rafah and Gaza.


B’Tselem | Research Partners

B’Tselem acts primarily to change Israeli policy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and ensure that its government, which rules the territories, protects the human rights of residents there and complies with its obligations under international law.  It endeavours to document human rights violations in the territories, to educate the Israeli public and policymakers about those violations, to combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and to help create a human rights culture in Israel.


Yesh Din | Research Partners

Yesh Din is a volunteer organisation working to defend the human rights of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation.  Yesh Din views the occupation as a main source of the violation of the human rights of the Palestinian population and therefore seeks to end it.


Foundation for Fundamental Rights | Research Partners

The Foundation for Fundamental Rights is an organisation of attorneys and socially active individuals working towards the advancement, protection and enforcement of fundamental human rights.  The foundation represents those who have been denied their rights to due process due to drone strikes in Waziristan or forced disappearances in the cities of Pakistan and against the excesses of the Pakistani state and foreign governments.


Reprieve | Research Partners

Reprieve is a small organisation of human rights defenders that provide free legal and investigative support to people facing execution, and those victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies – rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and extrajudicial killing.


One World Research | Research Partners

One World Research is a consulting firm that provides litigation and advocacy assistance, investigative services and research to clients including law firms, universities, governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations, advocacy groups, journalists and filmmakers.


Al Jazeera English | Institutional Partners

Al Jazeera English is an international state-funded English-language media organisation.  Al Jazeera previously produced a short documentary on Forensic Architecture’s early work in Palestine, called The Architecture of Violence.