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A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

Tuesday 13 March 2012 18:00 to 19:00 GMT


Chatham House, London


Professor David Scheffer, Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law; US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001)
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow, International Law, Chatham House 

Type: Members Events

The speaker, America’s first Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, was a leading architect of the modern war crimes tribunals rendering justice for atrocity crimes in the Balkans, Rwanda, Cambodia, and across Africa. He witnessed the carnage and spearheaded the American and global counterattack to bring accountability for atrocities across the world, and will argue that the days of impunity for perpetrators of atrocity crimes are over, and that international trial or vengeful retribution are the only possible 21st century responses.

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