Many issues face all of the actors involved in human rights research, whether those actors be
academics, students, practitioners or NGO members, from the government or United Nations, or
from the media.
The Measurement & Human Rights Program has selected four avenues through which to
discuss major issues concerning measurement and human rights:
Data collection: How will the human
rights community overcome obstacles in making its data collection more rigorous, more
comprehensive, and comparable over time?
Data analysis: How will the human rights
community accurately identify trends, standardize definitions, and have uniformly rigorous
analysis across organizations?
Evidence based policy: How will
the human rights community effectively incorporate quantitative data and analysis into the
Impact assessments: How will
the human rights community accurately evaluate the impact of their interventions?