Berkeley Human Rights Center Awarded $1 Million for Investigating War Crimes

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For more than 20 years, UC Berkeley's Human Rights Center has conducted investigations in more than a dozen countries including Iraq, Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and the United States. The center helped uncover a mass grave of hundreds of Kurdish victims that was used as evidence in the prosecution of Saddam Hussein. On Thursday, the center was recognized with a $1 million award from the MacArthur Foundation to continue its work and expand its efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict zones.


Eric Stover, faculty director of the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley, School of Law