Friday, May 13, 2011

CIRI Human Rights Data Project blog

The Cingranelli-Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Data Project ( provides standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 195 countries, annually from 1981-2009. It is designed for use by scholars and students who seek to test theories about the causes and consequences of human rights violations, as well as policy makers and analysts who seek to estimate the human rights effects of a wide variety of institutional changes and public policies including democratization, economic aid, military aid, structural adjustment, and humanitarian intervention.
And they now have a blog. Not much up yet, but I hope more soon. It's a useful and well-managed project, and I recall emailing them several years ago with a question and receiving a helpful and courteous reply.

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