A Knowledge Discovery tool to analyse darknet advertisements – Join COPKIT’s webinar

We are delighted to announce that on 22 April 2020 COPKIT will be having its second public webinar to introduce COPKIT’s Knowledge Discovery tool. In this webinar, our partners from the University of Granada will provide an overview of the fundamental aspects of the Knowledge Discovery tool, explaining how it can be employed to acquire new knowledge from […]

Bringing better justice to child soldiers

Trilateral Research is collaborating with the Universidad de La Sabana in the PATCH (Patterns of Child Recruitment in Colombia) project. The project aims to identify patterns and dynamics of recruitment of children in Colombia from a social-tech angle. Trilateral will develop machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools in order to discover patterns of […]

“Staying ahead of the curve” – Data-driven policing tools to combat crime and terrorism

Terrorism and organised crime are evolving phenomena with high societal impacts. Increasingly, criminal organisations use new technologies to strengthen their capabilities to support their activities, such as phishing kits and malware. As emphasised by Europol for almost all types of organised crime, criminals are deploying and adapting technology with ever greater skill and to ever […]

Operationalising human security in South Sudan – Operation Trenton

In complex conflicts and crises, the security of individuals and populations can be threatened in a myriad of ways that exacerbate wider insecurity and violence. Human security-oriented approaches are crucial for military planning in order to assist military actors, confer real protection and promote the empowerment of the local population. This does not exist merely […]

Human Trafficking as a Conflict Financing Measure

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This chapter presents the current research and discourse on human trafficking as a conflict financing measure. It provides evidence for why stakeholders such as the military should pay attention to the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery in conflict; the crimes strengthen adversaries financially.

A people-centred approach to military planning: why it matters

Preparing for and responding to today’s dynamic conflicts and complex crises requires military planners to develop a strong and deep understanding of the range of threats that affect the security of people and communities – and how this insecurity exacerbates conflict and instability. This means incorporating a “people-centred” approach within military planning and analysis. But it […]

Join the Ethical and Societal Impact Advisory Board of the COPKIT project

Trilateral and COPKIT partners are now looking for new members to join its Ethical and Societal Impact Advisory Board (ESIAB) to support the project’s development in addressing ethical, legal and societal challenges related to the envisioned use the law enforcement investigation tools developed within the project. The use of new information and communication technologies by […]

Human Security and Crisis: A Snapshot

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Across the globe, countless government, private and third sector organisations are working to promote and sustain the security of vulnerable populations. During acute or protracted crises, the protection of individuals and local populations is a key requirement for those charged with crisis preparedness, response and risk reduction. From natural disasters, such as the earthquake that […]