ECCHR produces a range of short films, often in cooperation with partners, to accompany its general work as well as to highlight individual cases. The videos range from interviews with those affected by rights violations and testimonials from partner organizations to short event documentaries.
The following films were created over the past few months and can be viewed on ECCHR’s website and YouTube channel.
Unmask the Global Network of Remote Killing
May 2017: Building on an October 2016 conference ECCHR launched its new publication “Litigating Drone Strikes: Challenging the Global Network of Remote Killing” featuring contributions from international policy and legal experts.
Following the launch and introduced by Expose Facts’ lawyer Kathleen McClellan, Pratap Chatterjee, executive director of CorpWatch and award winning investigative journalist, presented his new report “DRONE, Inc. Marketing the Illusion of Precision Warfare” exposing the contractors, technology and failings behind the US drone war. The video "Unmask the Global Network of Remote Killing" is a documentation of the ECCHR event.
Litigating Drone Strikes - ECCHR Conference
In October 2016, ECCHR in Berlin hosted a conference on drone litigation strategy with international experts in law, academia, journalism and advocacy. Conference participants reflected on their experiences litigating drone strikes in the US, Pakistan, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany - such as the case of Yemeni family Bin Ali Jaber.
Faisal bin Ali Jaber and two relatives survived an US drone strike in Yemen in August 2012. With a legal complaint in Germany they are challenging the use of US-airbase Ramstein (Germany) in drone strikes. ECCHR supports the claimant with its legal expertise.
Pesticides are threatening lives of farmers in India
In October 2015, ECCHR together with organizations from Asia and Europe submitted a monitoring report to experts of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the marketing of highly hazardous pesticides by Bayer and Syngenta in Punjab (India). The report shed light on the deficient labeling of products, the widespread failure to provide protective clothing, and insufficient training of vendors. In April 2017 the UN experts discussed the report during their annual meeting in Delhi (India).