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Data collection

The human rights community faces obstacles in making its data collection and analysis more rigorous, more comprehensive, and comparable over time.

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.

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