We are statisticians for human rights
When we partner with human rights defenders, from truth commissions to UN missions to local activists, we help them understand how data science can be used to answer questions about human rights violations.
Three directives guide our work:
Apply science to create new knowledge
Through our publications, statistical analyses, and expert testimony in war crimes trials, we help to establish a rigorously and accurate historical record of human rights abuses.
Conduct basic research and development
We invent and extend scientific methods so that we can better understand patterns of mass violence, relying on our core concepts to guide us.
Educate and train the next generation
We help those working in the human rights community to better understand the role and power of statistical data and reasoning. We do this by: training HRDAG interns and fellows in our methods; working closely with partners to teach them data science principles and methods; and through speaking engagements and training sessions for potential partners.