Resources for Documenting Human Rights Violations

Online course
Human Rights Documentation

Totem course on the common stages of human rights documentation and what can be achieved with community-led documentation.

What Is Documentation?

A practical handbook for human rights defenders that offers an introduction to documentation.

What Is Monitoring?

A comprehensive manual that explains the basics of how to methodically observe a human rights situation.

Events Standard Formats

A methodology for monitoring and recording abuses of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.


A collection of 48 sets of terminology for categorising different aspects of human rights violations.