Measuring globally, surveying locally

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 Initiative to measuring civil and political rights, and a few of the ways in which human rights practitioners can help us to develop better measures for a range of internationally recognised rights.

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