Mnemonic was founded in 2018 with the mission to help human rights defenders effectively use digital documentation of human rights violations and international crimes to support advocacy, justice and accountability. The organization grew out of the Syrian Archive, a project born in 2014 to support local Syrian documenters to preserve and analyse digital content related to human rights violations committed during the conflict and enable its use for legal accountability. Mnemonic’s main activities include the collection and archiving of digital information, the training of human rights defenders in preserving and analysing digital content and the development of open source tools and methods. Mnemonic also developed a rapid-response programme to support local activists setting-up their own archives. Mnemonic has also engaged in advocacy with social media platforms to promote clearer policies around the removal of online content deemed harmful but that may still constitute critical evidence of human rights abuses. They were awarded an emergency grant of £75,000 in April 2022 to assist with their response to the crisis in Ukraine.