International Human Rights Law Institute

Posted on | March 23, 2009

The International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) at DePaul University College of Law (President Emeritus, M. Cherif Bassiouni) has had considerable experience in Iraq involving a number of human rights and rule of law projects designed to:

  • Assist Iraqi law schools with educational reform
  • Gather and analyze victims’ narratives of human rights violations committed during the prior regime
  • Assist the Iraqi government with the preparation of a comprehensive plan for judicial and legal reform
  • Provide human rights training to key government sectors
  • Support the drafting and implementation of the new constitution
  • Manage seminars on post-conflict justice, federalism, domestic security for Iraqi leaders, and provide special training for the Iraqi Special Tribunal and the Iraq High Criminal Court
  • Improve the defense and protection of women’s rights.

Publications include:
Compilation of Iraqi Constitutions and Comparative Studies of International Human Rights Standards (Arabic)
Iraqi Constitutional Studies: Basic Principles for the New Iraqi Constitution (Arabic)
Iraq Post-Conflict Justice: A Proposed Plan
English Arabic – Arabic/English Legal Terminology Glossary

The Students at DePaul University publish a Rule of Law Journal.