Laurel Fletcher and Eric Stover write for San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 2015
Justice requires more than shutting down Guantanamo. It means accepting responsibility for the torture and illegal acts that we, as a nation, committed against detainees held there and in secret CIA “black sites” around the world.
Eric Stover quoted in The Huffington Post, December 16, 2014
While the contractors could be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court, it’s extremely unlikely that will happen, said Eric Stover. … If it decides to take action at all, the court is more likely to go after the high-level officials who authorized the torture, rather than the contractors who carried it out. “They usually go after those most responsible for the most serious crimes,” Stover said.
Eric Stover quoted in Newsweek, November 24, 2014
“The Geneva Conventions and UN declarations are unequivocal that states are obliged, on humanitarian grounds, to cooperate in the search for the missing in war.”
Eric Stover interviewed for The Oberlin Review, November 14, 2014
“What’s interesting here in the United States is … the establishment of Guantanamo, and the fact that it was unquestionable that we deliberately used torture on suspects … and that this country hasn’t had a discussion about what that meant and whether there are those who need to be held accountable.”
Eric Stover and Alexa Koenig interviewed on KALW-FM, Your Call, August 25, 2014
Stover: “The featured photographs remind us that human rights photography is at its best when it shuns the sensational and sentimental, and instead finds human dignity in the face of injustice.”
Koenig: “In a world where we are so saturated often with media images, it’s important to focus on the positive, the possibility for survival, the possibility for making sense out of something that often comes across as quite senseless.”
Alexa Koenig and Eric Stover quoted in Berkeleyside, August 22, 2014
“We have an amazing opportunity to be affiliated with the campus, but we function as an independent NGO of sorts,” Koenig says. “We’re very boots on the ground, yet when we’re facing an issue we need to address we benefit from the expertise available at Cal.”
Eric Stover serves as faculty director…. “We tend to be so focused on the work and service we’re not thinking about outreach. The 20th anniversary celebration is our chance to acknowledge that there have been dozens of students and faculty involved with our work.”
Eric Stover quoted in Buenos Aires Herald, August 11, 2014
“I still remember Chicha Mariani and Estela Barnes de Carlotto bringing me a newspaper clipping from Mar del Plata that discussed (genetic) paternity testing that was being conducted in the US, and asking me whether it could also be done to identify grandparents,” Stover told the Herald.
Eric Stover quoted in The Age, May 31, 2014
Snow mentored students around the world. “‘He told them to be scientists first but not to forget their humanity,”” said Eric Stover, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who worked with Snow in Argentina and elsewhere. “‘Cry at night,” he’d say.”
Eric Stover interviewed by KPBS-TV, November 12, 2013
“These are the most serious crimes. These include genocide, as we saw in Bosnia, or we saw in Rwanda; crimes against humanity, which are crimes that can take place during war or after war which involve massacres throughout countries; and what are generally called war crimes. But most of them are going to be crimes against humanity and genocide…. You’re going for the big fish, not the little fish; you’re going for military leaders, you’re going for leaders of countries, commanders, and so on who have commander responsibility and often order these crimes.”
Eric Stover writes for Los Angeles Times, September 17, 2013
The Kenyan parliament’s recent vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court could undermine the trials of Kenya’s president and deputy president. But even more alarming, the vote casts a shadow over the ICC’s global mandate to effectively prosecute those responsible for state-sponsored atrocities.