Human Rights Initiative Lecture: Challenges Facing International Justice


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  • Speaker: David Scheffer, Northwestern University Law School
  • Host Department: cics
  • Date: 01/29/2013
  • Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Location: Michigan League Kalamazoo Room

  • Description:

    Professor Scheffer will address some of the key judicial, political, and financial challenges facing the international criminal tribunals and America’s role in them. He will draw upon his recent book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals, and his current work related to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

    This lecture is co-sponsored by the International Institute and the International Policy Center (IPC) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. For more information call734.763.9200.

    The talk is free and open to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow.

    David Scheffer holds an endowed professorship and serves as the Director of the Center for International Human Rights. He teaches International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law. Scheffer supervises the International Externship Program. He received the Dean’s Teaching Award 2007-2008 and founded and co-edited (2007-2011) the Cambodia Tribunal Monitor. Scheffer is the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Expert on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. He was selected by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the "Top Global Thinkers of 2011."

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