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Human Rights Research and Documentation

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Feb 10
Human Rights Research and Documentation

Event Info

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 9:45am to Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 802

Event Contact

Kristina Eberbach
Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. This workshop teaches the practical skills of a human rights investigator: how to identify and design a research project, how to plan and conduct the research, including field investigations, and how to present the findings effectively to the media and advocacy targets. Covered topics include investigative methodology (interviewing victims, witnesses, and government officials; collection and analysis of photo, video, documentary and material evidence; as well as the use of new technologies, such as satellite imagery). Students will learn to select, conceptualize, and develop human rights research projects, and hone their writing skills to present human rights findings in a clear, concise and compelling manner, whether in internal memos, press releases, or detailed public reports. This two-day interactive workshop is designed to strengthen participants’ human rights research and documentation skills, primarily for the purposes of human rights policy and advocacy. During the workshop, participants will: Learn how to identify, design, plan and conduct research, including field investigations Develop investigative methodology skills, including interviewing various stakeholders; collection and analysis of evidence Learn how to effectively present findings for impact A certificate of participation will be granted to all those who complete both days of training. Individuals who complete three workshops offered as part of the Human Rights Training Series will receive an ISHR Human Rights Training Series certificate of completion. Workshop facilitator: Anna Neistat, Senior Director for Research at Amnesty International; Professor, Sciences Po: Early bird rate of $295 for those who register by January 8th Regular rate of $345. We will also offer a limited number of reduced rates for those wish significant financial need. Registered participants and those that wish to apply for a need-based discount should complete the following survey: