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Some of our values here at the Human Rights Measurement Initiative are transparency, innovation and collaboration, which is why we work using co-design principles. We have held two co-design workshops so far, and have derived enormous benefit from the combined wisdom of people working in different human rights fields from around the world. Now that […]

Our three co-founders, Anne-Marie Brook, Susan Randolph, and K. Chad Clay, gave a seminar for the OECD on the Human Rights Measurement Initiative. You can watch the webcast here.

(Lee este artículo en español) To improve human rights conditions, we first need to be able to measure them. Until now, the available measures tracking human rights performance have been piecemeal and of varying quality, and it has been hard to get a comprehensive overview of how a country is performing. But no more! We […]

(Read this blog post in English) Para mejorar las condiciones de derechos humanos, primero debemos poder medirlos. Hasta ahora, las mediciones disponibles que rastrean el desempeño de derechos humanos han estado fragmentadas y de calidad diversa, y ha sido difícil tener una visión integral de cómo se desempeña un país. Pero ¡ya no! Nos complace […]

Over at OpenGlobalRights (OGR), the three co-founders of the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) – Anne-Marie Brook, K. Chad Clay, and Susan Randolph – write about how they put together the new HRMI dataset and what it means. “In the fight to improve global respect for human rights, activists have often lacked an important tool: […]

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) is pleased to announce the first round of countries for which we will be producing our new civil and political rights metrics. The 13 countries are: Angola, Australia, Brazil, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. The 13 countries are: Angola, […]

To improve human rights conditions, you need to first measure them. How else would you know whether conditions were improving, deteriorating, or staying the same? Our team is building a new measurement system, and we urgently need the help of human rights practitioners. Over at OpenGlobalRights, I discuss the approach of the Human Rights Measurement […]

Measuring human rights is hard, but that’s no excuse not to do it. The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) aims to use responsible and inclusive approaches to produce a comprehensive set of metrics on countries’ human rights performance. A blog by Anne-Marie Brook on the Responsible Data Forum discusses our design practices, and encourages nominations for […]

As Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said: “In this world in which we are so centered on metrics, those things that are not measured get left off the agenda…. You need a metric to fight a metric“. The aim of the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) is to create a comprehensive and reliable set of metrics […]