Benetech Names Enrique Piracés as Vice President of Human Rights Program

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.

United Nations Issues Report on Deaths in Syria

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 […]

Guatemala Arrests Former Police Chief Linked To Disappearance of Activist

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 […]