Researchers at the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies are working for the advancement of human rights worldwide.


World’s Largest Human Rights Dataset

Updates the CIRI human rights dataset and adds a number of new human rights measures.

Human Rights Workshop May 5-6, 2023

CIRIGHTS contains quantitative measures for 72 internationally recognized human rights in 195 countries. The data, along with a suite of visualization tools, is freely available to scholars, students, NGOs, and anyone else interested in tracking global human rights. URI students and project leaders used the dataset to produce an annual International Human Rights Report.

CIRIGHTS Research team (left to right): Max Ludwig, Yulia Avvakumova, Lina Al Taan Al Hariri, Dr. Mark, Mary Lind, Kate Sylvester, and Jack Cox.

Recommended reading

APSA Best Book Award in HUMAN RIGHTS Section

2021 Winner

Chilton, Adam S., and Mila Versteeg. How Constitutional Rights Matter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.

ISBN: 9780190871482, 9780190871468, 9780190871475

2020 Winner

Rauna Johanna Kuokkanen, Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination, Governance, and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2019).

ISBN: 9780190913298, 9780190913311

2019 Winner

Andrea Vilán, The Domestic Incorporation of Human Rights Treaties (Los Angeles: University of California, 2018).

2019 Winner

Margaret E. Roberts, Censored: Distraction and Diversion inside China’s Great Firewall (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020).

ISBN: 9780691204000

2018 Winner

Manfred Nowak, Human Rights or Global Capitalism: The Limits of Privatization, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).

ISBN: 9780812248753

2017 Winner

Onur Bakiner, Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

ISBN: 9780812247626

2015 Winner   

Lisa Baldez, Defying Convention: US Resistance to the U.N. Treaty on Women’s Rights (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

ISBN: 9781107071483, 9781107416826

2014 Winner

Jeffrey Hilgert, Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work (Cornell University Press, 2018).

ISBN: 9780801451898, 9780801469237, 9780801469244

2014 Winner

Jo Becker, Campaigning for Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice, Stanford Studies in Human Rights (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2013).

ISBN: 9780804774505, 9780804774512

2013 Winner

Jacqui True, The Political Economy of Violence against Women, Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012).

ISBN: 9780199755929, 9780199755912

2012 Winner

Richard Price, Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

ISBN: 9780812203721