Human Rights

Benetech Spins Off Human Rights Data Analysis Group

This post originally appeared on Jim Fruchterman’s Beneblog. Benetech is celebrating a major milestone: On February 1, the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG)—which focuses on the statistical and analytical side of Benetech’s human rights work—spun out from being a project within our organization to become its own, independent group. Dr. Patrick Ball, who has led […]

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Benetech Celebrates Milestone; Human Rights Data Analysis Group Transitioning Into Independent Organization

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Benetech Statistical Analysis Provides Key Evidence in Conviction of Former Guatemalan Police Officers

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 […]

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