Director of the Technology Program
Enrique directs the Technology Program at the Center for Human Rights Science. His primary responsibilities are managing the Emerging Technologies Observatory and the Human Rights Laboratory (RightsLab). In connection with RightsLab, Enrique serves as a liaison between the human rights community and researchers at Carnegie Mellon. He ensures that the methods and tools developed at CMU can be effectively integrated into the workflows of human rights practitioners. Enrique has been working at the intersection of human rights, science, and technological innovation for nearly two decades. His focus has been both the implications of the use of technology in the context of human rights as well as the opportunities that new scientific and technological developments open for NGOs and practitioners. He is an advocate for the use of open source technology and a believer in strong crypto as one of the building blocks for human rights documentation and journalistic work. His experience ranges from fact-finding and evidence gathering to data science and digital security. He was previously Vice President of the Human Rights Program at Benetech and worked on online strategy for Human Rights Watch. Enrique spent his formative years in Mexico and Chile and has extensive connections to human rights practitioners in Latin and South America.