Eric Stover

Eric Stover is Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health at UC Berkeley. With forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow, Stover launched the first forensic investigations of the disappeared in Central and South America.  In 1985, he participated in the forensic investigation of the remains of the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  During the wars in Croatia and Bosnia, he served on several medico-legal investigations as an Expert on Mission to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. He conducted a survey of mass graves throughout Rwanda for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1995 which provided lead evidence on several high-level accused. In the early 1990s, Stover conducted the first research on the social and medical consequences of land mines in Cambodia and other post-war countries. His research helped launch the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, which received the Nobel Prize in 1997.

Stover has published numerous books, several of which deal with forensic investigations of missing persons, including Witnesses from the Grave:  Stories Bones Tell (with Christopher Joyce); The Graves:  Srebenica and Vukovar (with photographer Gilles Peress); and Silent Witness:  Forensic DNA Analysis in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters (co-edited with Henry Erlich and Thomas J. White).  He has also co-produced several documentaries, including a recent PBS documentary on the forensic investigation of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre entitled Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten.