Tuesday, August 03, 2004
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). Benetech will conduct statistical analysis of the Commission's four databases, including personal testimonies, gravesite registries, military unit deployment records and a retrospective mortality survey. Our goal is to assist the Commission in making scientifically defensible findings about the total extent, patterns, and levels of responsibility for fatal violations which occurred between 1974-1999. Our analysis extends the fieldwork and technical advice in information management, data collection and data processing that Benetech field consultants have provided to the CAVR over the past 18 months. Our analysis will complement the CAVR's legal, qualitative and historical findings.