ESRG member David Richards annouces that...

Published on February, 9 2011 at 12:00am

 

The CIRI Human Rights Data Project is now beginning its coding of government respect for human rights in the year 2010. Six indicators (torture, extrajudicial killing, disappearance, political imprisonment, domestic movement, and foreign movement) will be coded at the University of Connecticut, with the rest being coded at SUNY Binghamton. Thanks to the generosity of several sponsors, political science graduate students Benjamin Carbonetti and Corinne Tagliarina (supported, respectively, by grants from The World Bank and the UConn Connecticut Human Rights Institute) as well as undergraduate David Schwegman (supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research, UConn) will assist with the administration of the coding in the spring and summer of 2011. Students in HRTS 3298 "Assessing Human Rights" will also participate, as part of that course. The data will be publicly released on Human Rights Day, December 10th.