Topic: Monitoring and Documenting Human Rights

Oxford and UNDP launch a better way to measure poverty

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University and the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new poverty measure that gives a “multidimensional” picture of people living in poverty which its creators say could help target development resources more effectively.

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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 of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) on the civilian Muslim population of the Srebrenica enclave, then a UN protected safe haven, in the period of July 11-18, 1995. More 8,000 men and boys were systematically killed and dumped into primary mass graves, which were later reopened and the remains scattered in secondary graves to make their identification more difficult.

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Choosing the Right Approach to Document Violations

The on-line dialogue Documenting Violations: Choosing the Right Approach, organised by New Tactics, took place from 27 January to 2 February 2010. The complete dialogue and a summary of the discussions are available.

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New HURIDOCS publication: 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 management tools can provide an automated support for information monitoring. Finally, it illustrates how a professional project framework for information scanning activities draws the way to get good practices and avoid common information management pitfalls.

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