2010 Press room

Here is a collection of press coverage of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group.

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Benetech’s Human Rights Data Analysis Group Publishes 2010 Analysis of Human Rights Violations in Five Countries,

- Press release (Benetech) - December 10, 2010

Analysis of Uncovered Government Data from Guatemala and Chad Clarifies History and Supports Criminal Prosecutions
By Ann Harrison
The past year of research by the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) has supported criminal prosecutions and uncovered the truth about political violence in Guatemala, Iran, Colombia, Chad and Liberia. On today’s celebration of the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, HRDAG invites the international community to engage scientifically defensible methodologies that illuminate all human rights violations – including those that cannot be directly observed. 2011 will mark the 20th year that HRDAG researchers have analyzed the patterns and magnitude of human rights violations in political conflicts to determine how many of the killed and disappeared have never been accounted for – and who is most responsible.

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Verdad al acecho (The Truth Is Stalking)

Rafael Orduz - El Espectador - December 6, 2010

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

Press release (Benetech) - - December 2, 2010

Human Rights Violations of Hissène Habré

Jeune Afrique - - November 25, 2010

Colombian Key in Guatemala Forced Disappearance Case

Beatriz Vejarano - Colombia Reports - November 12, 2010

The Disappearance of Edgar Fernando García

Gillian H - Guatemala Solidarity Network - November 12, 2010

Justice Served in Guatemala: Testimonies from The National Security Archive & Benetech’s Human Rights Data Analysis Group

Aileen Cornelio - Archivists Watch - November 5, 2010

Guatemala: Access to Archives Sheds Light on Case of Forced Disappearance

Renata Avila - Global Voices - November 2, 2010

November 1st Statement from Alejandra García at the close of her Father’s trial

Alejandra García - - November 1, 2010

Guatemalan Ex-Cops Get 40 Years for Labor Leader’s Slaying

Tico Times - Latin America Herald Tribune - November 1, 2010

Archivists Can Be At the Heart of Accountability and Justice

Kate Doyle - The WITNESS blog - October 29, 2010

Guilty Verdict and 40 year Maximum Sentence in Edgar Fernando Garcia Case

Emily Willard - The National Security Archive - October 29, 2010

Condenan a responsables de desaparición de García

Gladys Galeano - El Periódic - October 29, 2010

Condenan a 40 años de cárcel a dos ex policías

Sandra Valdez - Prensa Libre - October 29, 2010

Court Sentences Two Former Policemen to 40 Years in Prison Todanoticia.com

- ACAN-EFE - October 28, 2010

I Wanted Him Back Alive, An Account of Edgar Fernando García’s Case from Inside Tribunals Tower

Kate Doyle - The National Security Archive - October 26, 2010

Benetech Statistical Expert Testifies in Guatemala Disappearance Case

- - October 18, 2010

Hissène Habré, le Pinochet Africain

- Radio Canada - May 23, 2010

Inside a Dictator’s Secret Police

Reed Brody - Foreign Policy - March 9, 2010

Rain soaks homeless Haitians, collapses shacks

Michelle Faul - Associated Press - February 11, 2011