Body counts seem morbid, conjuring up grim memories of the horrifying language of the Vietnam War. Yet, body counts have become key aspects of human rights law and efforts to prosecute individuals accused of war crimes.
A recent article by Tina Rosenberg in Foreign Policy discusses one of the modern body counters.
This article is recommended reading for people interested in war and society issues, particularly conflict resolution and reconciliation processes. NIU students in HIST 640 Religious Violence in Comparative Perspective will want to read this piece.