According to the latest annual report from Freedom House on the state of civil and political liberties worldwide the situation is worsening. They recorded 71 nations where conditions declined. Find out the best and worst countries from their coloured coded maps and rankings. These also cross-compare data for 12 years. Methodology is provided on the […]
This award winning site was originally launched in 2012. Its aim is to create data visualization tools to advance a factual, rights-based understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli issue. It uses sources from leading human rights and international agencies. There are a number of infographics relating to the status of Palestinians in Jerusalem. Each has a description […]
The European Convention on human rights was signed 67 years ago,. See this happy birthday video and blog on its importance from the Rights Information blog. Read the full text of the Treaty on the Council of Europe website Read the Equality and Human Rights commission explanation. Discussion from the Conversation blog.
Positive negatives: an interesting example of comics being used to communicate key social issues. The website has articles, podcasts and videos which describe its aims and the charities it works with. There are also good examples of graphics, for example the Amnesty International ‘I welcome’ campaign to end violence against refugee women and Almaz which highlights […]
SOGICA is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that explores the social and legal experiences of asylum seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). Focusing on Germany, Italy and the UK as case studies, and analysing how SOGI related claims are […]
International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University, Rotterdam have recently published the KidsRights Index 2017, a global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights. Interestingly Portugal tops the ranks with the UK in 156th place! This is because it assesses rights in five demands (including child legislation, health and education) and considers […]
This website hopes to document and preserve evidence of human rights abuses in Syria. It is a collaborative effort from human rights activists which aims to create a systematic well catalogued collection of evidence. The website has a geographical mapping and searchable keyword database of violations. These record types of incidents some with shockingly disturbing […]
Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has just launched this guide compiled by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations which provides information on international law relating to all aspects of humanitarian aid in war. It includes coverage of […]
Benetech, Amnesty International, and the Engine Room have created this useful guide for human rights workers and organisations on how to use, present and select data for advocacy work. Topics covered include the ethics of digital data, techniques in data and image verification. Tips are practical and include case studies.
Just Published by U.S. State Department this annual report which gives a world overview of trends and individual country reports. Sections include civil liberties, worker’s rights and discrimination. Interesting to compare with Freedom House annual Freedom in the World Ranking. Hurisearch – the human rights search engine is good for locating recent documents. It indexes […]