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Political Science 328: Organizations and Data Sets
Human Rights Claims in International Politics Cheryl Shanks Fall 2021
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. They represent the world's commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) works to offer the best expertise and support to the different human rights monitoring mechanisms in the United Nations system: UN Charter-based bodies, including the Human Rights Council, and bodies created under the international human rights treaties and made up of independent experts mandated to monitor State parties' compliance with their treaty obligations. Find information about these bodies, e.g. the Committee Against Torture, and their documentation.
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. They publish reports on many different topics and compile an annual World Report presenting an overview of the worldwide state of human rights.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM) is a professional, voluntary, non-governmental association of citizens, associated to protect and promote human rights in accordance with universally accepted civilized standards, international conventions and national law.
An international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
Explore datasets made freely available to the public by Gallup's clients. Powered by the Gallup World Poll, these datasets, collected on behalf of our partners at different organizations, allow researchers and decision-makers to access data and develop new analyses and insights on the world's most pressing issues.