Human Rights Center

Linked with Eric Stover – USA.

The Human Rights Center of the University of California, Berkeley has developed (since 1995) several research projects aimed at documenting war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide throughout the world.

In 1999, the Human Rights Center helped publish a guidebook on international humanitarian law for journalists and aid workers. Edited by Roy Gutman and David Rieff, Crimes of War: What the Public Must Know (W.W. Norton and Company, 1999) contains essays and photographs on specific armed conflicts and an A-Z directory of war crimes and crimes against humanity, as defined by the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and other international treaties and charters. More than 100 journalists and legal experts contributed articles to the book. A spin off of the book has been the establishment of the Crimes of War Project. The project has created a website to assist journalists and aid workers in the field and to keep the public informed of the latest developments in international humanitarian law. For more information about the book and the Crimes of War Project;

Eric Stover and Gilles Peress have published two books based on their research for the Human Rights Center in the former Yugoslavia:

Eric Stover and Gilles Peress, The Graves: Srebrenica and Vukovar (Zurich: Scalo, 1998);

Fred Abrahams, Gilles Peress, and Eric Stover, A Village Destroyed, May 14, 1999: War Crimes in Kosovo (Berkeley: University of California, 2001);

Molly Ryan and Eric Stover, “Breaking Bread with the Dead” (Tucson, AZ: The Society for Historical Archaeology, 2001);
Eric Stover, “Dreamtime of Vengence in Kosovo“, Crimes of War Project, Spring 2001.

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