Center for Human Rights Science - Carnegie Mellon University

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 consultation, educational programs, and original research. 

Center members are engaged in three main research areas: Civilian Casualty Recording and Estimation in Times of Conflict; Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster DNA Identification; and Human Rights Documentation and Data Analysis.  Please click on the links to the left to find out more about these projects.  Our work is currently supported by the U.S. National Insitutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S National Science Foundation (NSF).