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Remembering Herb Spirer

A statistician, professor and human rights activist, Dr. Herb Spirer, passed away in late October at the age of 93, but his impact on human rights documentation and reporting will remain for years to come. Expand © Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) An expert on data analysis, Herb focused on the stories that numbers can tell: the buried lines of truth, the unconnected dots that, when strung together, can make a forceful human rights case. Herb and his wife, Louise, recognized the power that statistics can bring to bear as evidence of abuse, especially when coupled with traditional…

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