Programmes Monitoring and documenting human rights violations

When a person’s or community’s rights are violated, the road to justice is often a long, arduous journey that requires well-preserved evidence and a well-structured case. As such, investigators must be equipped to record the essential details of human rights violations in a way that reveals patterns, stories and opportunities for action, while at the same time keeping the information — and themselves — safe.

We at HURIDOCS create resources in support of the organisations that undertake this critical work, from documenting enforced disappearances across Asia and managing human rights complaints throughout Africa, to recording abuses against transgender people in Europe or against migrants in the Americas. When information about a violation is logged effectively, human rights defenders have a powerful tool at their disposal to advocate and litigate for justice.

Check out the latest updates on our blog, and explore some highlights of our collaborations with partners below:

Help our partners mobilise information

A financial contribution supports our work with human rights defenders.