Programs: Science and Policy
AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
Science and Human Rights Program Statistician Receives Award
On August 12, 2002, Science and Human Rights Program staff person Patrick Ball received a Special Achievement Award from the American Statistical Association. The award is for Dr. Ball's work using statistics to analyze human rights violations data.
Earlier this year, Dr. Ball testified before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, presenting evidence at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic. The work he led in preparation is hailed by the ASA as "a classic in human rights research."
Dr. Ball's work for the tribunal, a joint activity between AAAS and the American Bar Association Central and East-European Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI), is highlighted in the Summer 2002 edition of the CEELI UPDATE. Follow this link for the AAAS press release.
For more information, try these links:
- Guatemala: Reports and Quantitative Datasets
- Refugee Flow patterns in Kosovo
- Publications by Patrick Ball
Text of the award:
For practicing our profession with an unfailing devotion to the cause of human rights in all parts of the globe in Central America, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the Balkans. The work he led analyzing Kosovar killings and refugee flows is already a classic in human rights research.