New Publication on using Disaggregated Human Rights Data
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The Human Rights Clinic of the Human Rights Centre has just launched a new report Disaggregated Data and Human Rights – Law, Policy, and Practice
The report is the result of a larger collaborative project undertaken by the HRC Clinic and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). The report finds that the collection and dissemination of disaggregated data proves essential in identifying, assessing and analysing possible human rights violations, and in developing, implementing and measuring the success of any legislation or policy designed to address such violations. Furthermore, it submits that the collection and dissemination of disaggregated data is a necessary requirement for States to comply with their legal obligations to ensure equality and non-discrimination in progressively realising economic, social and economic rights. Our research revealed that it is possible for States to overcome issues related to privacy and data protection, and the potential misuse of data, when collecting and disseminating disaggregated data. Key to overcoming these challenges is ensuring the participation of the population in the data collection. At the European level, the legal framework on data protection does not prevent the collection of disaggregated data, as long as appropriate safeguards are in place, such as individual’s consent and consistent transparency during the process of collection and dissemination.
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