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Crunching numbers for human rights : the promise and perils of data and statistics

A Conversation with Patrick Ball, vice president of the Benetech HRDAG Human rights monitoring consists primarily of receiving information from witnesses and conducting investigations. The resulting information is often stored in databases. However, the statistics generated from databases collected in this way may tell us more about the functioning of the organisation doing the monitoring […]

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Haki zetu : ESC rights in practice

The Special Programme on Africa of the Dutch section of Amnesty International just published a series of four handbooks on economic, social and cultural rights. The series has been developed with and is meant for civil society organisations and activists working with local communities in Africa to realise their ESC rights. There are four volumes: […]

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Free access to two unique resources on civil liberties in Europe

Statewatch is pleased to announce free access to of its specialist civil liberties websites (full access to these resources was previously only available to paid subscribers). 1. The Statewatch database – 27,000 articles on civil liberties in Europe dating back 20 years The Statewatch database contains all articles, features and new material published in the […]

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Rwanda Genocide Archive opens

source: http://www.aegistrust.org/Aegis-Rwanda/ On 10 December, at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (KGM) in Rwanda, on slopes above mass graves containing over 250,000 of those murdered, a documentation facility was unveiled that is set to make the 1994 genocide one of the most comprehensively documented – and most easily researchable – genocides of all time. Established by […]

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African Human Rights Case Law Analyser

The decisions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights are now available on-line through an advanced tool. At the NGO Forum just before the November 2010 session of the Commission, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and HURIDOCS launched a new online database of jurisprudence of the African Human […]

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HURIDOCS Micro-thesauri

The Micro-thesauri: a tool for documenting human rights violations is a collection of 48 lists with terminology was developed by HURIDOCS or adapted from a variety of authoritative resources. The Micro-thesauri are intended for use in conjunction with HURIDOCS Standard Formats manuals, and in particular with the HURIDOCS Events Standard Formats: a tool for documenting […]

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Martin Ennals Award: call for nominations

The Martin Ennals Foundation invites nominations for its 2011 Award. The deadline is 9th December 2010. The MEA application form and more information on the Award can be obtained from the MEA website: www.martinennalsaward.org, ready for electronic submission. The Award is granted annually to an individual, or exceptionally an organisation, in recognition of their commitment […]

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International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology

The International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology (ITRT) is designed to facilitate information retrieval and exchange. In print since 1988, the Thesaurus has proven an essential resource for librarians and information workers. However, the specialized nature of and ongoing evolution in refugee terminology meant that the print editions were soon outdated. In 2002, the UN High […]

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Vacancies at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is Canada’s newest national museum, with construction and inaugural exhibits slated for completion in 2012, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  An “idea museum” with a strong focus on innovation, the CMHR seeks talented people who share our passion and commitment to creating a world class museum that will enhance the public’s […]

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Los organismos de derechos humanos: documentos emblemáticos

Los organismos de derechos humanos: documentos emblemáticos english version Es imposible abordar la historia de los últimos 35 años de nuestro país sin considerar el rol central que ha tenido el movimiento de derechos humanos en la configuración política y social de la Argentina contemporánea. Aquellos años de dictadura, el complejo proceso de transición democrática […]

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Archives without borders Conference

resumen en español Las Asociaciones Profesionales VVBAD (Bélgica) y KVAN (Países Bajos) organizan un Congreso Internacional intitulado Archivos sin fronteras que se celebrará el 30 y 31 de agosto de 2010 en el Palacio de la Paz en La Haya, Países Bajos. Este congreso conmemora la primera Conferencia Archivística Internacional que tuvo lugar en Bruselas […]

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Srebrenica-exhumation : a forensic reconstruction of the 1995 genocide

A new exhibit on the Srebrenica genocide opened at OSA Archivum in Budapest on June 2. Based mainly on documents accumulated during the fifteen years of criminal investigation, as well as archival material on the identification of human remains, the exhibit is a forensic reconstruction of the genocide and other mass atrocities committed by units […]

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Human Rights Web Archive

texto en español debajo texte en français ci-dessus The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR), part of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, is pleased to announce the development of the Human Rights Web Archive. As part of Columbia’s larger initiative to collect free and at-risk web resources, the Human Rights Web Archive is dedicated […]

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True Heroes – International Conference on Human Rights and the new Media

The True Heroes ‘International Conference on Human Rights and the new Media’ was meticulously planned for six months, to be held on 19-20 April in The Hague. Then the ash cloud came and flights to the Netherlands became almost impossible. As a result 25 human rights defenders could not reach their conference and risked to be robbed of […]

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Choosing the Right Approach to Document Violations

sommaire en français Le dialogue en ligne Documenting Violations: Choosing the Right Approach (la documentation des violations: choisir la bonne approche), organisée par New Tactics, a eu lieu du 27 janvier au 2 février 2010. Le dialogue complet et un résumé des discussions sont disponibles à https://www.newtactics.org/conversation/documenting-violations-choosing-right-approach resumen en español El diálogo en línea Documenting […]

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Archivos, constructores de ciudadania

summary in English The Documentation Sciences Foundation will hold three on-line seminars on “Archives, builders of citizenship” in the period 13-30 April, in Spanish. For more details, see http://www.documentalistas.com/training/index.php sommaire en français La Fondation pour les Sciences de la Documentation tiendra trois seminaires en ligne sur les “Archives comme constructeurs de la citoyennité”, durant la période de […]

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New HURIDOCS publication: Media Monitoring, Scanning and Intelligence for Human Rights NGOs

Media Monitoring, Scanning and Intelligence for Human Rights NGOs This publication gives human rights organisations an overview of their environment, their most common assets and needs. These will guide their action and lead to intelligence. It provides a scanning package with resources on where to start searching on the Web. It shows how Web information […]

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