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Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

David Scheffer
February 8, 2012, 7 PM presentation, followed by a small reception
McNamara Alumni Center, Maroon & Gold Room
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis (East Bank)

David Scheffer had an insider's seat at the creation of the most important human rights institution of our era, the International Criminal Court. Representing President Clinton as head of the U.S. delegation to negotiations establishing the Court, Scheffer drew on his previous experience spearheading efforts to create war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia, the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia.

Scheffer has built a career working to stop war crimes. Listen with us as he shares the personal and political drama that unfolded during the international efforts to establish the Court and to make "never again" truly mean "never again". Scheffer is currently the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law.

Look for more information about two additional speaker series events coming this spring:

February 28 - The International Human Rights Movement: A History, Aryeh Neier, President of Open Society Foundations, founder and former director of Human Rights Watch.

April 3 - Moving Children: Human Rights Dilemmas in Contemporary Child Migration, Jacqueline Bhabha, director of Harvard's Center for Human Rights.

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Human Rights University, the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair in the College of Liberal Arts, the Human Rights Program, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Co-sponsored by the Program in Human Rights and Health, and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.