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.

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, Oak Foundation, and Open Society Foundations 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).