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Catching War Criminals: From Forensic Science to High‑Tech Tools


Crimes against humanity are often a byproduct of war. How do investigators track down the worst offenders? Eric Stover and Alexa Koenig, co-directors of UC Berkeley’s award-winning Human Rights Center, share stories from the front lines on how high-tech tools are being used to hunt down today’s most notorious war criminals.


Alexa Koenig

Koenig is the executive director of UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center and a lecturer-in-residence at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she teaches classes on human rights and international criminal law. Her research and commentary have appeared in such diverse outlets as the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Huffington Post, and US News and World Report.

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Eric Stover

Stover is faculty director of UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center and adjunct professor of law and public health.

Stover has built the Human Rights Center into a premier interdisciplinary research and policy center that is highly regarded nationally and internationally. He is a pioneer in utilizing empirical research methods to address emerging issues in human rights and international humanitarian law.

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