Digital Human Rights Tracking Tools and Databases

Started in March 2023

Throughout the last decade, human rights actors at both national and international levels have introduced a growing number of digital tracking tools and databases (DHRTTDs) designed to facilitate a more holistic approach to human rights monitoring and implementation. Such tools represent an innovative solution for all human rights actors to better organize and coordinate information management and data collection on the steps taken to implement international human rights recommendations.

The development of such software is a potentially significant step forward in realizing human rights at the national level. Whilst the trend is expanding, what is missing is coordination as well as exchanges of good practices and challenges among different tool developers and users.

This initiative wishes to contribute to better and more coordinated implementation, reporting and follow-up of international human rights recommendations through a global study on (DHRTTDs).

The Directory

This directory provides the international community with the most up-to-date overview of these online tools and databases.

This dedicated space on the GHRP website will be regularly updated with new and innovative DHRTTDs, making them easily accessible to all stakeholders. The directory features dedicated pages for each tool – providing an in-depth analysis of each tool’s primary functions, developers, users, and a direct link to the tool itself.

The Report

The Geneva Academy Briefing titled The Human Rights Data Revolution is the project’s main output to date. It explores the evolving landscape of digital human rights tracking tools and databases (DHRTTDs). It discusses their growing adoption for monitoring, reporting, and implementing human rights globally, while also pinpointing a set number of lessons learned, including on accessibility, data collection coordination, knowledge sharing among these tools’ developers and users as well as the use of A.I and machine learning.'

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

GenTRACK Arab States Logo News

In Highlight: GenTRACK Arab States

4 June 2024

Via its DHRTTDs Directory, the Geneva Human Rights Platform provides a comprehensive list and description of such key tools and databases. But how to navigate them? Which tool should be used for what, and by whom? This interview helps us understand better the specificities of the May highlight of the directory: GenTRACK Arab States

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In Highlight: TransMonEE Database and Dashboard

25 April 2024

Via its DHRTTDs Directory, the Geneva Human Rights Platform provides a comprehensive list and description of such key tools and databases. But how to navigate them? Which tool should be used for what, and by whom? This interview helps us understand better the specificities of the April highlight of the directory: TransMonEE Database and Dashboard

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New Publication Explores the Human Rights Data Revolution

2 April 2024

The Human Rights Data Revolution details the transformation which promises to enhance the effectiveness, inclusivity, and scope of human rights monitoring and implementation worldwide.

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TEAM

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Domenico Zipoli

Project Coordinator and Research Fellow

His research focuses on the question of connectivity among international human rights mechanisms and on national strategies for monitoring, implementation and follow-up of international human rights obligations and recommendations.

Publications

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Briefing N° 23: The Human Rights Data Revolution

April 2024

Domenico Zipoli

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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The Emergence of Digital Human Rights Tracking Tools and Databases

March 2023

Domenico Zipoli

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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