Recording the Stories of Human Rights Abuses in Iraq

February 11, 2009

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Iraqis suffered wide spread human rights atrocities under Saddam Hussein and the U.S. occupation.  Since many of these atrocities were committed by the government, victims have not had a chance to tell their stories to the world.

 

DePaul University's College of Law is trying to change that.  Since 2005, they have collected almost 9,000 testimonies on human rights abuses from Iraqis.                       

 

Daniel Rothenberg is the Managing Director of International Projects at the International Human Rights Law Institute in DePaul University's College of Law.  Daniel directs DePaul's testimony collection projects in Iraq, known as the Iraq History Project and the Current Violations in Iraq Project.  Together, the projects represent one the largest independent human rights data collection and analysis projects in the world.