New Pacific human rights data

Our Pacific Data team has now published new findings on human rights issues specific to the Pacific region.

The team is led by Seuta’afili Dr Patrick Thomsen and Dr Sam Manuela, from the University of Auckland, who have been ably supported by research assistants Roi Burnett and Allyssa Verner-Pula.

You can see the new Pacific data by going to any Pacific country page of the Rights Tracker and clicking on the ‘Pacific region data’ tab, as in the screenshot below:




Developed through discussions at our 2019 Pacific Co-Design Workshop, and two online talanoa in 2020, the new data includes measurements of:

  • the effect of the climate crisis on human rights
  • Indigenous sovereignty
  • Indigenous land rights
  • cultural rights
  • safety from violence, specifically with respect to four vulnerable groups:
    • women and girls
    • children
    • MVPFAFF LGBTQIA+ people
    • disabled people.

More human rights data for Pacific countries

On the Rights Tracker we also have scores for most Pacific countries for our core categories:

  • Quality of Life (economic and social rights)
  • Safety from the State (physical integrity rights)
  • Empowerment rights

If you are interested in the effect of Covid-19 on human rights in your country, our new report, Human Rights During the Pandemic, is available as a free PDF download from our website. We hope it is helpful to you.

We have recently published two technical papers on measuring economic and social rights in Pacific countries and territories, which are available as PDF downloads:

If you’d like to learn more about how we produce our human rights measurements, please take a look at these short, animated videos (captions are available in several languages):

If you would like HRMI to offer your organisation a free workshop on the data most relevant to you, please email Thalia Kehoe Rowden to arrange this: . We are here to help.

Thanks for your interest in HRMI. To explore our human rights scores, please visit our Rights Tracker, where you can find data by country, right, or people group. If you find our work useful, you may like to support us on Patreon.

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