Yemen Workshop - April 2017
In April 2017, the Lab hosted a workshop on the right to mental health in Yemen. The workshop included experts in public health, law, Yemen, armed conflict, and psycho-social research, who provided feedback and advice on the development of a methodology for a planned interdisciplinary, mixed-methods investigation into mental health in Yemen. The project aims to identify mental health and psycho-social concerns in Yemen, especially in connection with the ongoing armed conflict, to assess the extent to which the right to mental health is being respected and fulfilled, propose evidence-based reforms, bring mental health concerns into Yemen’s peace and reconciliation processes, and strengthen recognition of the human right to mental health norm in Yemen and internationally.
Haiti Workshop - May 2016
In May 2016, the Lab hosted a workshop on the right to water and gold mining in Haiti. Leading human rights practitioners and experts across the disciplines critiqued and provided advice on the research methods of a project to create a community-owned baseline for assessing the right to water in localities where gold mines are likely to be built.
Pilot Workshop - May 2015
In May 2015, the CHRGJ-HRW-HRI co-hosted a successful pilot workshop on the rights to water and sanitation in First Nations communities in Canada. The pilot brought together human rights advocates with experts from the natural sciences, sociology, anthropology, public health, architecture, and the law to examine and advise on specific research methods best suited to developing the evidence needed to advance the rights to water and sanitation.