Award! Webby Award Winner

Tear Gas: An Investigation

Tear Gas: An Investigation has won a Webby Award! Detailing concerns about the use of tear gas, the web platform features technical information on tear gas, including about its medical and health effects, as well as expert interviews, information on trade restrictions, and maps incidents of abuse.

Check out the platform on Amnesty International’s site, and thank you to everyone who voted for us!

With our long-term partners, Amnesty International, the Omega Research Foundation was pleased to contribute our expertise on the manufacture, trade, and use of tear gas and to be involved from conception to final product for this project. Built over more than 30 years, Omega has significant expertise on different kinds of weapons and equipment, and maintains a database and information archive on the global industry. For more information on different kinds of equipment, in addition to tear gas, see our ‘Resources’ page. For our recent briefing on our concerns about the use of chemical irritants during the Covid-19 pandemic, please click here.

Others involved in the Tear Gas: An Investigation project included:

SITU Research (@situ_research), experts such as Dr Rohini Haar (@rohinihaar, Dr Tara van Ho (@TaraVanHo), Ara Marcen Naval (@aramarcen), Graham Dossett, and Assoc Prof Anna Feigenbaum (@drfigtree).

Important data verification work was also undertaken by Human Rights Centre, University of Essex(@EssexHRC), International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto's Faculty of Law (@IHRP_UofT), Centre of Governance & Human Rights, Cambridge University (@CGHR_Cambridge), and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (@chr_humanrights).