Benetech has announced the appointment of Enrique Piracés as the Vice President of its Human Rights Program. For more than 10 years, Piracés has worked at the intersection of technology and international human rights. He has applied his technical expertise and leadership to projects requiring a broad understanding of surveillance, circumvention, security and privacy, while also pursuing innovative applications of open-source technology for the human rights movement.
Years in the Making, Spin-Off Group to Focus on Science & Statistics; Benetech’s Human Rights Program to Remain Focused on Technology & Tools Benetech has announced that an initiative of its Human Rights Program, the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), will be spinning off from the organization and transitioning into its own, independent group. […]
Benetech Human Rights Program Examines Seven Data Bases to Identify Nearly 60,000 Killings The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today released a report which provides an analysis of the total number of documented conflict-related killings in Syria between March 2011 and November 2012. The UN report is based on […]
Benetech Statistician Provided Evidence Used To Convict Officers Under His Command Analysis of police documents by Benetech scientists provided evidence used to support the arrest of the former chief of the Guatemalan National Police who is accused of complicity in the 1984 disappearance of a union leader. The arrest of Hector Bol de la Cruz, 70, at […]
Testimony From Daniel Guzmán Helps Establish Legal Precedent for Prosecution of Forced Disappearances Expert testimony by Benetech statistician Daniel Guzmán provided key evidence in the conviction of two former police officers who were found guilty in the 1984 forced disappearance of Guatemalan union leader Edgar Fernando García. In an extraordinary ruling by the Guatemalan Supreme […]