The following individuals and organizations are experts in various sectors of documentation.  These experts have agreed to be listed here so that documenters in need of additional assistance can call upon them. If you are interested in being an expert, please email

AAAS Geospatial Technologies Project

Jonathan Drake, Senior Program Associate


Expertise: Terrestrial and planetary remote sensing; geospatial analysis; geospatial methodologies; satellite data interpretation and analysis; and the development of new and innovative applications of remote sensing instruments, platforms, and data products in a human rights and humanitarian context.

AAAS On-call Scientists

Theresa Harris, Senior Program Associate


Expertise: Pro bono scientific support for human rights documentation including environmental sciences, statistics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, computer science, civil engineering, economics, and more.

Amnesty International

Christoph Koettl, Senior Analyst


Expertise: Geospatial analysis; satellite images; social media research and verification; International Humanitarian Law.

Claremont Graduate University

Andrew Marx, Professor


Expertise: Time-series analysis of Landsat, Sentinel and MODIS imagery to detect destroyed buildings (Syria) or burned villages (Sudan).

Harvard University

Federica D’Alessandra


Expertise: International Humanitarian Law, international criminal prosecutions and investigations, documentation training, transitional justice .

Documentation Listserv

An email discussion list for the human rights documentation community of practice, hosted by HURIDOCS.

Humanitarian Law Center

Milica Kostić, Legal Program Director


Expertise: Documenting human losses in armed conflict, transitional justice, database technology, victims support, strategic litigation.


Bert Verstappen, Senior Documentalist


Expertise: Development of information systems for human rights libraries, documentation of violations, case management systems. Collaboration with large number of partner organizations worldwide, including joint projects, needs assessments, provision of training, advice and support.

Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Chicago

Sandra G. Zakowski, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology


Expertise: Mental health consequences of trauma; forensic psychological evaluation and documentation; psychology education and training; research design and methodology.

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Michelle Kaufman, Assistant Professor


Expertise: Research and evaluation; gender and sexuality; gender based violence.

Physicians for Human Rights

Stefan Schmitt, International Forensic Program Director


Expertise: Forensic anthropology, crime scene, forensic photography, human identification.

Public International Law & Policy Group


Expertise: Transitional justice, documentation in conflict zones, international law, documentation databases.

Statistics Without Borders

Smita Skrivanek, Smita-Engagement Director

Cathy Furlong, Chair


Expertise: Pro bono services in statistics and data science incorporating sound decision making using best statistical practices.  Some areas of expertise are: data base development and analysis, survey/questionnaire development, sampling and analysis, experimental design, exploratory and analytical statistical studies, data visualization, and statistical education and staff development.

The Engine Room

Tom Walker, Research Lead


Expertise: Broad overview of technology-based documentation tools.

United Nations Institute for Training and Research - Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR-UNOSAT)

Lars Bromley, Principal Analyst


Expertise: Large scale human rights violation assessments using satellite imagery.


Kelly Matheson, Senior Attorney and Program Manager


Expertise: Video as Evidence.