SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE
What: David Scheffer, former U.S. ambassador at-large for war crimes issues, signs and presents All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press).
Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno.
When: Sunday, February 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
About the Book: Within days of Madeleine Albright’s confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1993, she instructed David Scheffer to spearhead the historic mission to create a war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. As senior adviser to Albright and then as President Bill Clinton’s ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts that led to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Cambodia, and that resulted in the creation of the permanent International Criminal Court. All the Missing Souls is Scheffer’s gripping insider’s account of the international gamble to prosecute those responsible for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and to redress some of the bloodiest human rights atrocities in our time.
Praise for All the Missing Souls:
“All the Missing Souls is a masterful, well-paced read that fills a glaring gap in the literature on international justice. Scheffer is to be applauded for having written a passionate yet restrained personal account that is lucid, self-critical, and smart, and of singular importance. I have no doubt that All the Missing Souls will come to rank alongside Telford Taylor’s The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials. Scheffer is the Taylor of our times.”
—Jens Meierhenrich, London School of Economics and Political Science
About the Author: David Scheffer is the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law. He served as the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues (1997–2001) and led American initiatives on war crimes tribunals during the 1990s. He has published widely on international law and politics.
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