Center for Human Rights Science - Carnegie Mellon University

CHRS Director Jay Aronson Speaks at Harvard Kennedy School ...

CHRS Director Jay Aronson attended a symposium on “The Future of Human Rights: Technology and Fact-Finding in the 21st Century” at Harvard’s Kennedy School of ... Read More »

Welcome to the Center for Human Rights Science

The Center for Human Rights Science brings together scientists and human rights practitioners committed to rigorous assessment of the state of human rights around the world. The Center encourages interdisciplinary collaboration in order to promote the development and application of scientific methods for collecting, analyzing, and communicating human rights information. The Center also provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations devoted to advancing human rights through consultatio, educational programs, and original research.

CHRS members actively collaborate with our human rights partners in two core research domains: the Human Rights Technology Program and the Statistics and Human Rights Program. Previous research focused on Civilian Casualty Recording and Estimation in Times of Conflict and Post-Conflict/Post-Disaster DNA Identification. Please click on the links to the left to find out more about these projects.

The Center would like to thank the MacArthur Foundation, Humanity United, and the Oak Foundation for generously supporting our work. We are also grateful for past support from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S National Science Foundation (NSF).

CHRS Affiliates Participate in Statistics and Human Rights Panel at International Biometrics Conference in Victoria, Canada.

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CHRS Director blogs (occasionally) on the Human Rights Technology Consortium website