Op-eds and Commentary


Alexa Koenig, Victor Peskin, and Eric Stover. “Arrest Bashir: How the Sudanese Leader Is Getting Away with Murder.” Foreign Affairs, July 13, 2016.

Kim Thuy Seelinger. “The Landmark Trial Against Dictator Hissène Habré: Serving Justice in Chad, Making History in Senegal.” Foreign Affairs, June 16, 2016.

Eric Stover, Victor Peskin, and Alexa Koenig. “Radovan Karadzic and the (Very) Long Arc of Justice.” Foreign Policy, March 24, 2016.

Victor Peskin, Eric Stover, and Alexa Koenig. “Capturing Karadzic: How the Butcher of Bosnia and his First-in-Command Escaped Justice — and Finally Got Caught.” Medium, March 24, 2016.

Alexa Koenig and Eric Stover. ” ‘When I returned home, it was another hell”: Now’s the time to talk about what we do after Guantánamo.” Salon, February 25, 2016. 

Alexa Koenig. “Mom, Is it Illegal for a Woman to Be President?” Huffington Post, February 12, 2016.



Stephen Smith Cody. “The ICC, A Victims’ Court? It Could Happen.” Justice in Conflict, November 21, 2015.

Rebecca Wexler. “Convicted by Code.” Slate Future Tense, October 6, 2015.

Alexa Koenig, Stephen Smith Cody, and Eric Stover. “After Kenya, Lessons for Witness Protection.” International Criminal Justice Today, June 1, 2015.

Kim Thuy Seelinger. “A 12-year-old Rape Victim was Detained and Allowed to Die on the Way to Liberian Hospital. Here’s Why.Washington Post, February 16, 2015.

Laurel Fletcher and Eric Stover. “A Commitment to Justice Means More than Closing Gitmo.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 29, 2015.



Stephen Smith Cody, Susana SáCouto, and Chris Tenove. “Victims at the ICC: What is the Way Forward?Justice in Conflict, December 10, 2014. Reprinted in Post-Conflict Justice, December 11, 2014.

Stephen Smith Cody. “War Criminal Accepts Conviction and Expresses Regret for Victims’ Suffering: What About Reparations?Huffington Post, June 26, 2014. Reprinted in Beyond the Hague, June 27, 2014.

Stephen Smith Cody and Robin Mejia. “How Do Witnesses Feel Testifying Against Accused War Criminals?Huffington Post, June 24, 2014. Reprinted in Beyond the Hague, June 28, 2014.

Kim Thuy Seelinger. “An Open Letter to UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.” Huffington Post, June 17, 2014. Reprinted in the Berkeley Blog, June 23, 2014.

Alexa Koenig. “The International Criminal Court at RightsCon: Upping its Cyber Game.” Huffington Post, March 11, 2014.

Kim Thuy Seelinger. “Sexual Violence in War: ‘Not a Second-Class Crime.’Berkeley Blog, February 26, 2014.

Andrea Lampros. “Forensic Scientists Support El Salvador’s Steps to Investigate El Mozote Massacre.” Huffington Post, February 11, 2014.



Alexa Koenig. “The Breaking of Bodies and Minds: Task Force Report Confirms Complicity of U.S. Medical Personnel in Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment.” Berkeley Blog, November 4, 2013. Reprinted in Huffington Post, November 7, 2013.

Victor Peskin and Eric Stover. “The International Criminal Court’s Risky Move.” Los Angeles Times, September 17, 2013.

Kim Thuy Seelinger and Hernan Reyes. “Ending ‘Female Circumcision’ in Practice and Name.” Huffington Post, August 28, 2013.

Robin Mejia. “Estimating Deaths.” The Last Word on Nothing, July 17, 2013. Reprinted in Berkeley Blog, July 25, 2013.

Kim Thuy Seelinger. “Launch of Report Series on Safe Shelters for Refugees and IDPs Fleeing SGBV.” IntLawGrrls, June 11, 2013.

Kim Thuy Seelinger. “Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Room for Nuance?IntLawGrrls, March 11, 2013.

Alexa Koenig. “Department of Justice ‘White Paper’ Full of Contradictions.” U.S. News & World Report, February 6, 2013.



Kim Thuy Seelinger. “Temporary Protection for Refugees Fleeing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.” IntLawGrrls, June 20, 2012.



Phuong Pham. “The Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia Under Scrutiny.” IntLawGrrls, June 15, 2011.



Kim Thuy Seelinger. “Beyond the ICC: Addressing Sexual Violence in Kenya.” IntLawGrrls, December 22, 2010.

Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham. “The Fastest to Die.” Foreign Policy, August 3, 2010.

Victor Peskin and Eric Stover. “A Hopeful Future for Kenya.” Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2010.



Laurel Fletcher and Eric Stover. “Guantanamo Haunts Released Detainees.” Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2009.



Laurel E. Fletcher and Eric Stover. “Closing Gitmo Is Not Enough.” New York Times, November 21, 2008.



Chris Beyrer and Eric Stover. “Aid and Sanctions in Burma.” Boston Globe, June 16, 2007.



Eric Stover and Marieke Wierda. “Peace v. Justice… Which Should Prevail?” International Herald Tribune, October 24, 2005.



Hania Mufti and Eric Stover. “After the War / Troubles in Kirkuk.” San Francisco Chronicle, April 30, 2003.

Rachel Shigekane. “Balancing the Needs of Families and the Needs of International Criminal Tribunals in Forensic Investigations.” Human Rights Tribune, Spring 2003.



Eric Stover. “The Dreamtime of Violence in Kosovo.” Crimes of War Magazine, Fall 2001.

Harvey Weinstein, Ira Burnim, and Robert Okin. “Protecting the Mentally Disabled.” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, May 6, 2001.



Eric Stover. “The Grave at Vukovar.” Smithsonian Magazine, March 1997.