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Table of Contents

  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    Background perspective
  3. 3.
    Intended audience
  4. 4.
    What next?
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Introduction

Project Lockdown is a non-partisan, civic tech project that started with the objective of reflecting the different policies that governments are undertaking during the COVID-19 crisis by mapping them and measuring a number of relevant metrics.
As the project grows, it is transforming into a broader Rights Observatory platform where different thematic policies are analyzed from the perspective of their potential impact on Human and Digital Rights. The objective is to give an overview of policies worldwide to inform citizens and assist journalists and Human Rights defenders in their reporting and oversight tasks.
Project Lockdown does NOT make predictions. It identifies official pronouncement sources (see [[Sources Policy|https://github.com/Code-for-All/lockdown/wiki/Policies#sources-policy]]) to establish the which policies are undertaken worldwide by government bodies for their territories. Any mapping extending into the future is only a reflection of such pronouncements.
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Background perspective

In its current iteration, Project Lockdown offers one Dataset mapping COVID-19 NPIs from the perspective of their observance of internationally recognized Human Rights treaties such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Each NPI data point is considered and codified based on whether a certain Right is being observed at a certain point in time or not. In this way, the ensemble of recorded data points illustrates the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on people's Rights.
Future datasets that are under development include Contact Tracing Apps, Immigration, and National Digital Identity initiatives.
For more information, see Project Lockdown's [[research methodology|https://github.com/Code-for-All/lockdown/wiki/How-it-works#methodology]]
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Intended audience

Project Lockdown hopes to provide relevant information to a number of audiences and help them better understand the evolution of the COVID-19 crisis as it impacts people's Rights in territories worldwide.
Note: Future dataset layers will provide other insights across different policy areas.
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Citizens
Journalists
HR Defenders
Data Scientists
Citizens can have a more comprehensive understanding of how much the world has changed throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
Journalists can benefit from a global perception of the evolution of lockdowns and other NPIs.
Human Rights Defenders can develop a sense of where Human Rights abuses may be happening now or in the future.
Data Scientists can make use of the unique Data Points collected to analyze the effectiveness of the NPIs.
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What next?

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​How does it work?​
​How to use?​
Learn how Project Lockdown obtains, processes and represents its data
Learn how to use Project Lockdown's interface and make the most of it.
Do you like this initiative? Join the team that makes Project Lockdown possible.
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