Human Rights Research and Documentation

Date and time: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 16:30
Type: 
Location: 
Columbia University International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 802
Registration: 
No registration required

his workshop teaches the practical skills of a human rights investigator: how to identify and design a research project, how to plan and conduct the research, including field investigations, and how to present the findings effectively to the media and advocacy targets. Covered topics include investigative methodology (interviewing victims, witnesses, and government officials; collection and analysis of photo, video, documentary and material evidence; as well as the use of new technologies, such as satellite imagery). Students will learn to select, conceptualize, and develop human rights research projects, and hone their writing skills to present human rights findings in a clear, concise and compelling manner, whether in internal memos, press releases, or detailed public reports.

This two-day interactive workshop is designed to strengthen participants’ human rights research and documentation skills, primarily for the purposes of human rights policy and advocacy.

During the workshop, participants will:
Learn how to identify, design, plan and conduct research, including field investigations
Develop investigative methodology skills, including interviewing various stakeholders; collection and analysis of evidence
Learn how to effectively present findings for impact

A certificate of participation will be granted to all those who complete both days of training. Individuals who complete three workshops offered as part of the Human Rights Training Series will receive an ISHR Human Rights Training Series certificate of completion.

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