Rothenberg uses his experience and scholarship on international human rights and law to condense the Guatemalan Truth Commission Report into this edited one-volume version. Despite its scope, the conflict was largely unknown outside of Guatemala, in part because the original report was only available in Spanish in its unedited, twelve-volume form. Memory of silence presents the voices of Guatemalan victims and the Commission's analysis of a conflict that it says created a culture of terror, forced neighbors to commit atrocities against each other, and killed over 200,000 people.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Daniel Rothenberg is a Professor of Practice and the executive director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He has over fifteen years' experience combining field research, project management, and scholarship on international human rights and the rule of law. His research focuses on human rights documentation and analysis and transitional justice, particularly truth commissions, amnesty laws, and reparations. He has designed and managed rule-of-law projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, and throughout Latin America, including programs to train human rights NGOs, aid indigenous peoples in using international legal remedies, and collect and analyze thousands of first-person narratives of victims of severe human rights violations. He is the author of various articles and monographs as well as With these hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today. More »
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