by Professor David Scheffer
Venue: The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square
London SW1Y 4LE
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow, International Law, Chatham House
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Prof. Scheffer, 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. He is Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law.