HuriSearch: A Dynamic New Multilingual Human Rights Search Engine
Governments, universities, public and school libraries, researchers, NGOs etc find it challenging to obtain accurate human rights information. Organizations who document violations may not be able to disseminate information widely. HuriSearch, provides easy access to detailed human rights information from over 3200 human rights organizations in 77 languages. It uses both free text and structured search techniques in 8 interface languages. HuriSearch links information creators from 151 countries with information users. Non-governmental, intergovernmental, academic and national human rights institution websites on topics of participant interest as well as downloadable HURIDOCS information tools (no charge) will be highlighted. Through the use of PowerPoint and live Internet demonstrations and searches, participants will become familiar with: •Human Rights websites with information from non-governmental, intergovernmental, academic and national human rights institutions. •HURISEARCH: the multilingual human rights search engine using topics of their choice •HURIDOCS tools for organizing human rights information including 48 controlled vocabulary lists of religions, ethnic groups, countries, languages, rights, types of violations, legal instruments etc, “how to” manuals, computer programs and more.
Keywords: Search Engines, Documentation Tools, Human Rights, International Collaboration, HURIDOCS, HuriSearch, NGOs
Vice Chair of the Board, HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems International)