The human rights community faces obstacles in making its data collection
and analysis more rigorous, more comprehensive, and comparable over
Frequently, no reliable data on the most urgent human rights concerns
exists for CSOs to analyze and publicize, or to guide their strategies.
Two key solutions exist:
Demand better data from governments, as Amnesty International has done
with some success with data on asylum seekers in the UK.
Collaborate vertically among local, national, and international CSOs.
The Measurement & Human Rights Program seeks to assist in accurate and
efficient data collection.