The Human Rights Atlas was initially funded by the Economic and Social Research Council in the United Kingdom (RES-189-25-0308) for the period 2011-2012, and was created by the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution and the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and the Mackman Group.
The Principal Investigator is Professor Todd Landman, Professor of Government and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Essex. The Co-Investigator was Dr Andrew Fagan, Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.
The project combines the collation of indicators on country performance with respect to human rights with a user friendly web interface that allows for the indicators to be mapped over time and space. The Atlas also allows for single PDF files to be generated by double-clicking on countries for any year.
The two key influences for the Atlas are:
- Todd Landman and Edzia Carvalho (2009) Measuring Human Rights, London and Oxford: Routledge.
- Andrew Fagan (2010) The Atlas of Human Rights, Berkeley: University of California Press.
Additional work was carried out by:
We are delighted that the ESRC has granted additional support for the project for 2013-2014 and the new work includes:
- Additional pages for regions in the world
- Additional languages, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic
- A blog feature to for updates on measurement, mapping and monitoring human rights
- Additional partner organisations Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Facultad de Lationoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Mexico (FLACSO-Mexico)
- Additional resource pages on publications and data sets on human rights
The project will be hosting an event at Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf London on measuring, mapping and monitoring human rights in the Autumn 2013.