Using Data to Advance Dignity

Mar 9, 2017

Using Data to Advance Dignity: A new approach to measuring the Human Rights performance of countries, and how you can use it in your work

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, Room A712, New York, NY 10011

There is a robust debate in human rights circles about the merits of quantitative measures of human rights at the country-level. Unfortunately, existing measures of Civil and Political Rights are piecemeal and of varying quality. Please join Dr K. Chad Clay, Dr Susan Randolph and Anne-Marie Brook in a thought-provoking discussion about how we can reinvent the way country-level Human Rights data are produced and used, in order to inspire more ethical behavior by states and other actors. This seminar will involve an introduction to the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), seek feedback on its emerging methodology, and actively engage participants in a discussion about how these new measures of human rights can be beneficial for your own work.