Human Rights Indicators: A Guide to Measurement and Implementation (2013)

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Summary: OHCHR has published Human Rights Indicators: A Guide to Measurement and Implementation (English, Spanish). The publication aims to assist in developing quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure progress in the implementation of international human rights norms and principles. The Guide describes the conceptual and methodological framework for human rights indicators recommended by international and national human rights mechanisms and used by a growing number of governmental and non-governmental actors. It provides concrete examples of indicators identified for a number of human rights all originating from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other practical tools and illustrations, to support the realization of human rights at all levels. The Guide will be of interest to human rights advocates as well as policy makers, development practitioners, statisticians and others who are working to make human rights a reality for all. Although the publication presents a number of potential indicators, it is not meant to be static. It is an integral part of an online site maintained by OHCHR with tables, metadata sheets, and other relevant documents that are periodically reviewed and updated here.

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