The Nansen Project

Countries in Conflict use cases

Countries in Conflict

Gathering, storing, preserving, and transmitting evidence within and from countries in conflict is highly risky, particularly if an individual or group is not afforded the protections offered by the UN, a government or non-government organisation.

The movement of evidence across borders may be particularly fraught with danger, especially if the evidence is stored on physical devices such as a computer, mobile phone or external storage mediums like USBs or external hard drives. The risk of confiscation is high, leading to the potential loss or contamination of critical evidence. Similarly, transmitting evidence via data networks or the Internet using traditional mechanisms can be slow and insecure, again risking the preservation and integrity of the evidence obtained.

The Nansen platform overcomes these risks by taking care of the storage, encryption, chain of custody, version control and transmission of evidence in a highly secure environment, allowing individuals, investigators, lawyers, health professionals and others move evidence to where it needs to go. The sender or owner of the evidence can determine what, who and how much is shared, maintaining complete control over access. By maintaining and controlling access from anywhere and anytime, allows the user to set permissions enabling others to start reviewing, analysing, and dealing with the evidence ahead of time with all actions logged and available for auditing.

Professionals such as investigators, health professionals, lawyers and officials or individuals, including victims of war, political prisoners, local activists, and journalists are only a few examples of people who may use the Nansen platform. Access to the platform is gained through a mobile phone or computer via our mobile app or web interface. For organisations, we can customise a mobile app or web interface to suit your organisations style of operations.