Carnegie Mellon University

Enrique Piracés

Enrique Piracés

Media and Human Rights Program Manager, CHRS

Bio

Enrique manages the Media and Human Rights Program at the Center for Human Rights Science. His primary responsibilities are to serve as a liaison between the human rights community and researchers at Carnegie Mellon, and to ensure that the methods and tools developed at CMU can be effectively integrated into the workflows of human rights practitioners. He has been working at the intersection of human rights, science, and technological innovation for well over a decade, most recently as a visiting scholar at CHRS and previously as Vice President of the Human Rights Program at Benetech. 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 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 is founder of RightsLab as well as co-founder of the Human Rights Technology Consortium.