Digital Humanitarianism: Law & Policy Challenges

Welcome to the project website for the 'Data Science in Humanitarianism: Confronting Novel Law and Policy Challenges' project. This project explores how the use of digital technologies and data science in humanitarian and development work challenges both prevailing practice and legal concepts and techniques associated with that practice. Part of the project is concerned with developing and refining data science methodology in this domain; other parts are concerned with asking questions about the ethico-political and legal ramifications of such changes in methodology. Over the course of the project, the project team has engaged with a wide range of interlocutors. If your work is related, or you are interested in what we are doing, feel free to get in touch.

A forthcoming book arising from this project is now available for pre-order from Oxford University Press here.


Prof Fleur Johns presenting International Law and the Provocation of the Digital



Prof Fleur Johns, presenting From Planning to Prototypes: new ways of seeing like a state