Human rights experts

Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed their expertise to the design of our expert human rights survey or who completed the survey in 2017. We are really grateful for your contributions. The next round of surveys will be in early 2019, and we will be covering 19 countries. If you would like to nominate your country for inclusion in future years, please contact us.

If you are invited to contribute information via our expert survey, please do! This will involve filling in an on-line questionnaire on the level of respect for human rights in your country. Sharing what you know about human rights violations in your country will help get your information out to a new audience.

Here’s what others say about why you should contribute:

No one understands the human rights situation in a country better than the local and international experts and activists working to minimize rights violations there. By sharing your wealth of knowledge, you will help HRMI create the most accurate measurement possible.

– Brian Root, Quantitative Analyst, Human Rights Watch

In Africa we are forced to exchange rights and dignity for the fetish of economic development. With our hearts, minds and bodies we refuse to do so. We fight the good fight. HRMI is one of our weapons in this fight. Join!

– David Matsinhe, Lusophone Research Specialist at Amnesty International, Southern Africa

The information collected from country experts can serve as an important measure of the impact of human rights defenders in a wide cross-section of countries, over time. The fight for universal respect for the rights of people everywhere requires good data.”

– Scott Edwards, Senior Crisis Advisor, Amnesty International

For more information about how and why we are collecting information, please see measuring civil and political human rights.