Special Projects

War Crimes Suspects

The Human Rights Center is supporting the publication of a book on global efforts to apprehend war crimes suspects since the end of World War II to be published by University of California Press. Drawing on in-depth interviews and court records, the book will examine the range of strategies international criminal courts have adopted to pursue and capture war criminals. The book will reveal a crucial yet poorly understood dimension of the politics, promises, and pitfalls of the movement for global justice. It will also illuminate the important ways in which chief prosecutors, who are relatively new actors on the stage of international politics, not only shape the pursuit of international justice, but also the course of international affairs. The book's authors are Eric Stover, HRC faculty director; Alexa Koenig, HRC researcher and a graduate student in the Jurisprudence and Society Program; and Victor Peskin of Arizona State University.