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Uncovering the truth about deaths in East Timor

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Uncovering the truth about deaths in East Timor One of Benetech's biggest Human Rights projects has been our work for Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (CAVR). The report has been completed, but not released publicly. It reminds me of the Caltech motto: "the truth shall make you free."

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Wired News: Coders Bare Invasion Death Count

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The Wired News story did a great job of covering our work in East Timor/Timor Leste. Wired News: Coders Bare Invasion Death Count We have gotten excellent press for our human rights program lately. That same article was picked up elsewhere in Africa, such as the Mail and Guardian Online.

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Counting the Human Cost in East Timor Our Human Rights Group just released the statistical report detailing widespread and systematic violations in Timor-Leste during the period 1974-1999. This report provides additional detail to the Timorese truth commission's recently released report "Chega!" ("Enough!").

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Zen Under Fire: Big Vision Podcast Interview with Marianne Elliott

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Trained as a lawyer, Marianne helped develop human rights strategies for the governments of New Zealand and Timor-Leste, has worked as a Policy Advisor for Oxfam, and spent two years working in human rights in the Gaza Strip prior to her time in Afghanistan, where she served in the United Nations mission (2005-2007).

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Benetech is pleased to announce that we have finalized a contract with the Commission for Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation (CAVR) of Timor-Leste (East Timor).

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Since Patrick is busy working with the Truth Commission in East Timor, I think they are trying to connect him to the ceremony over the Internet! Awesome announcement! Patrick Ball, our Director of Human Rights Programs, will be awarded one of EFF's Pioneer Awards next week.

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Zen Peacekeeper, Marianne Elliott, Shares How She Has Fun, Does Good

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As a small child I was profoundly affected by the glimpses I got into the injustices in the world so I became a human rights lawyer and spent a decade working in places like the Gaza Strip, Timor-Leste and Afghanistan. But my experience has always been that I do the most good when I am doing what I love with people I love.

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Wikileaks War Data Reveal Underreporting of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

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This method has been used for estimating large-scale killings in Guatemala , Kosovo , PerĂº , Srebrenica , East Timor , and Colombia , among others. Depending on the degree of overlap of cases between the sources, the number of deaths that were not reported to any source will differ.

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The Community.com: Network for Peace and Human Rights

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Their partner orgs include Amnesty International , Artists for Amnesty International , Equal Access , Fund for East Timor , Global Security Institute , PeaceJam and the Tibetan Students Project. I joined the handful of people who have signed up to be members. social network peace Nobel human rights

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Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

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It helps endangered Asian children get off the streets in Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, East Timor, Jordan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Their great website is available in Japanese, English, and French. The organization has nine full-time staff. software.