Database launch and funding success: Andriani Fili

Border Criminologies have recently launched the first interactive, open-source database of rights violations inside Greek detention centres. Detention Landscapes, a partnership between Border Criminologies, Mobile Info Team and the Border Violence Monitoring Network pools testimonies, incident reports, open-source research, and visual evidence to create a unique resource which sheds light on the systemic nature of different forms of violence in Greek facilities. The database is a tool for lawyers, researchers, and civil society actors. It aims to support litigation efforts and provide a model that can be replicated across different localities. You can access the database here and you can read more about it here and here.

Andriani Fili, co-director of Border Criminologies and collaborator in the database has recently been awarded an ISRF grant for small groups to deepen the collaboration between Border Criminologies and the Border Violence Monitoring Network. The project seeks to expand the database by developing 3D models of detention sites that provide a unique visual and legal perspective to detention centres. By making training on 3D models openly accessible to interested volunteers, we seek to strengthen people‚Äôs technical capabilities but also make hidden information about immigration detention available to the wider public. This will contribute to shedding light on detention systems and foster both academic and public discussions.