39th meeting

17-18 May 2018
Warsaw, Poland

The 39th meeting will take place in Warsaw, Poland and is hosted by the OSCE / Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and its Tolerance and non-Discrimination Department.

The conversations around a few themes this year, although other topics are always welcomed:

  • The challenges of documenting and monitoring human rights in the current environment: notably geographical and legal constraints, and challenges to documenting illegal activities, such as hate crimes or torture;
  • Human rights documentation, IT resources and intellectual property: licensing of software, server location and legal implications, as well as the use of open licenses for content.
  • Data protection: what can human rights documentation centres do to protect the large amounts of data they collect?