DePaul College of Law Human Rights Law Project Makes News

27 Mar

An innovative project of DePaul University College of Law’s International Human Rights Law Institute recently made the news. A recent CNN.com story on truth commissions in Iraq mentions IHRLI’s Iraq History Project:

Oral history projects have emerged, one being the Iraq History Project — which “gathers and analyzes personal narratives from victims, their families, witnesses, perpetrators and others” about the “torture, massacres, assassinations, rape, chemical weapons attacks, disappearances, and other acts of systematic repression” during the Saddam Hussein regime. That project is managed by the International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and is run by an all-Iraqi in-country staff.

You can learn more about the more than 7,000 personal testimonies collected by the project by visiting the Iraq History Project website.

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