Testimonials

HRDAG is honored to work with a diverse set of partners. These organizations and the individuals that operate them are critical to our success, and our goal is to be critical to theirs. Here are a few quotes from our colleagues.


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“Over the last two years, Dr Patrick Ball has spoken several times to relevant AI staff on the use (and mis-use) of quantitative data in human rights work. Each time, people rave about it afterwards commenting on Patrick’s inimical skills to convey the complexity of statistical science in an accessible, relevant and fun way. This year, we also organised small meetings with individual teams who have to crunch ‘big data’ in respect of the countries they work on (thousands of prisoners; tens of thousands of killings; official death penalty statistics;…). We identified some exciting projects going forward, and I am confident that people will see some new AI reports with impressive data analysis before the end of the year.”

Ingrid Massage, Research and Crisis Response Program International Secretariat, Amnesty International


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“Our work with HRDAG has proved to be invaluable to our bail reform and policing projects. As the criminal justice system’s reliance on data grows, we have found it increasingly important to work with data scientists dedicated to protecting the interests of our clients and society’s most marginalized voices. HRDAG has been instrumental to helping us understand the nuances of predictive policing, as well as the potential dangers of pretrial risk assessments. Our collaboration to develop a study showing the causal impact of secured money bail on our clients is ground-breaking and a critical piece of information in our fight for true pretrial justice.”

Tina Luongo, attorney-in-charge, the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Fund


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“Mexico is full of tragedies and uncertainties. With the accumulation of homicides, there is also a great number of people disappeared. But there are also groups of families trying to find the truth about their missing loved ones. This is our way to help them get closer to that truth.”

Mónica Meltis, project manager at Data Cívica


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“The importance of this model lies in providing a tool to the families that are searching these clandestine graves across the country, in order to exhume the truth and recover the identities and histories of the persons that lie in them.”

Jorge Ruiz Reyes, assistant research at the human rights program at Universidad Iberoamericana