Disclaimers of Liability

Resilience Innovation Lab (RIL) was founded by Asian veteran researchers and human rights defenders in 2023. RIL is a virtual platform promoting innovation, experimentation, and the exchange of research and educational initiatives that aim to develop and strengthen the democratic and digital resilience of organisations and individuals working in repressive environments.

RIL is a free service. Alternative sources of all information on RIL are available.

Neither RIL, nor the RIL data providers, invite reliance upon, or accept responsibility for, the information RIL provides, any uses to which that information is put, or any actions taken in consequence of the use of RIL.

Neither RIL, nor the RIL data providers give any guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up-to-date nature of the information provided on RIL. Users should confirm information from another source if it is of sufficient importance for them to do so. For official versions of legal reference materials, users should refer to their respective official publications.

Hypertext links on RIL are inserted by RIL, not by the RIL data providers. Hypertext links on RIL are inserted by automated means, and links will not be comprehensive or accurate in all cases. Neither RIL, nor the RIL data providers, give any guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, comprehensiveness or any other aspect of hypertext linking. Hypertext links merely provide useful interconnections between information in some instances.

Privacy Policy

RIL’s privacy policies are based on respect for international standards and comparative best practice of information privacy protection.

Information concerning usage of RIL

RIL collects information which identifies, for each page accessed on RIL, the network identity of the machine which has accessed it. RIL retains this usage information for purposes of network analysis, usage analysis, and research into usage patterns for the purpose of improving RIL services. Access to and use of this information is restricted to RIL management and staff, and to researchers working on RIL projects and subject to an agreement to adhere to this Privacy Policy.

RIL does not disclose or publish information which identifies individual machines, or potentially identifying sub-groupings of addresses, without consent. RIL does publish aggregated information about usage patterns.

RIL reserves the right to gather more extensive information that stated above (i) about any attempted access to RIL which raise security issues (and, where necessary, to make disclosures to relevant authorities); and (ii) for network analyses on an occasional basis.

Personal information contained in RIL databases

RIL databases are purposive for enabling the public to use them as legal precedents on points of law, practices and procedure of the Courts and of public interest. Some RIL databases contain personal information, including the decisions of Courts and Tribunals. The personal information is indeed available on the publicly available databases of relevant public bodies. It is the responsibility of the public bodies to determine, subject to international standards and the requirements of the laws under which they operate, the appropriate balance between the privacy interests of individuals and the public interests in dissemination of the information. In particular, if personal data is to be anonymised before publication, this is done by the public body concerned. RIL does not and cannot censor part or all of the information that comes originally from publicly available databases of relevant public bodies.

RIL does not give a general consent to the contents of these databases being indexed by other web sites. RIL makes an exception to this general rule in some cases to allow other law web sites to index selected RIL databases.

RIL also monitors whether any robots attempt to index these databases in disregard of the Robots Exclusion Standard, and takes steps to exclude any that do so from any access to RIL.

RIL reserves the right to exclude access to its databases by users or sites that are in apparent breach of any such legal requirements.

If you have any comments or suggestions in relation to this policy, please send us your feedback to info.ril@proton.me .

Usage Policy

General principles

  • RIL is a not-for-profit and open platform that provides free access to individual end-users of the content it provides, to enable them to read, print and copy materials for their personal use, and any other uses permitted by copyright law. Overall, RIL aims to provide databases for enabling the public to use them as legal precedents on points of law, practices and procedure of the Courts and of public interest.
  • RIL is not a data repository, in that it does not provide a service for other publishers to obtain documents from RIL for republication. Other publishers need to obtain those documents from their original sources or by other appropriate and authorised means.
  • In relation to all documents that it publishes, RIL does not give permission for the value-added content that it adds to documents (including hypertext mark-up, and alternative citations) to be republished by others. This does not include any restriction on the use of neutral citations used by RIL, whether or not developed by RIL.
  • RIL specifically blocks all spiders and other automated agents from accessing its case-law via the Robots Exclusion Standard. RIL`s policy is the same as nearly all similar organisations internationally. The reasons for this policy include: (i) the need to allow compliance with take-down, anonymisation and other modification requests from courts and parties; (ii) the need to comply with licence conditions under which data have been provided to RIL; and (iii) the need to balance personal privacy against open access, particularly in relation to general purpose search engines.

End Use

  • Individual end-users of the RIL system are free to access, copy and print materials for their own use in accordance with copyright law;
  • In relation to case law, this is subject to (I)(d) above.


  • RIL is not the copyright owner in the source documents published on RIL and is not able to give permission for reproduction of those source documents.
  • RIL claims copyright in all value-added content that it adds to source documents (including hypertext mark-up, and alternative citations). On request, RIL usually gives permission for reproduction of examples of this content for education or research purposes.

Reuse of RIL data by other commercial and non-commercial systems

  • RIL will not act as a data repository or supplier of source documents that it has obtained from their original sources to other publishers for republication. This applies to both active re-supply of documents, or passive re-supply via spidering or other automated collection. Where spidering or other automated collection for these purposes is apparent, it will be blocked.

This policy may be amended at RIL’s discretion.

Resilience Innovation Lab

January 31, 2024

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