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.

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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In Highlight: The Human Rights Measurement Initiative’s Rights Tracker

26 January 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 January highlight of the directory: HRMI’s Rights Tracker.

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In Highlight: The National Recommendations Tracking Database (NRTD)

15 December 2023

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 December highlight of the directory: The National Recommendations Tracking Database (NRTD).

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In Highlight: SIMORE Plus Monitoring Tool

3 November 2023

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 November highlight of the directory: SIMORE Plus.

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TEAM

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Domenico Zipoli

Project Coordinator

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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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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