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Mining Case Law to Improve Countries’ Accountability To Universal Periodic Review

The United Nations (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process established by the Human Rights Council aiming to monitor and improve the human rights situation in each UN member state. In this study, we hypothesize that leveraging text mining and machine-learning algorithms is a viable strategy for monitoring gender discrimination in sentencing practices of Fiji’s judiciary system, which has been the object of recommendations from Norway and Belgium in the UPR cycles of 2010 and 2015, respectively.

Mining Case Law to Improve Countries’ Accountability To Universal Periodic Review

Authors:
Soline Aubry, Hansdeep Singh, Ivan Vlahinic, Abhimanyu Ramachandran, Sara Fischer, Robert O’Callaghan, Natalie Shoup, Jaspreet Singh, David Sangokoya, Gabriel Pestre, Carson Martinez

February 2017

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