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

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Princeton University Press, 27 jan. 2013 - 533 sidor

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 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.


Scheffer reveals the truth behind Washington's failures during the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the anemic hunt for notorious war criminals, how American exceptionalism undercut his diplomacy, and the perilous quests for accountability in Kosovo and Cambodia. He takes readers from the killing fields of Sierra Leone to the political back rooms of the U.N. Security Council, providing candid portraits of major figures such as Madeleine Albright, Anthony Lake, Richard Goldstone, Louise Arbour, Samuel "Sandy" Berger, Richard Holbrooke, and Wesley Clark, among others.


A stirring personal account of an important historical chapter, All the Missing Souls provides new insights into the continuing struggle for international justice.


 

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

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Scheffer (law, Northwestern Univ.; director, Ctr. for International Human Rights) provides a fascinating insider's account of the formation of the war crimes tribunals following atrocities in the ... Läs hela recensionen

ALL THE MISSING SOULS: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunal

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Firsthand account of the war crimes tribunals created in the 1990s to prosecute perpetrators of genocide and crimes against humanity.Beginning in 1993, Scheffer (Law/Northwestern Univ.) led efforts to ... Läs hela recensionen

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INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER
15
CHAPTER
45
CHAPTER THREE
69
CHAPTER FOUR
87
CHAPTER FIVE
108
CHAPTER
124
CHAPTER SEVEN
163
CHAPTER
251
CHAPTER ELEVEN
296
The Toughest Cockfight
341
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
409
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
421
Acknowledgments
441
Notes
451
Further Reading
501

CHAPTER EIGHT
199
CHAPTER NINE
227
List of Illustrations
511
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Om författaren (2013)

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 led American initiatives on war crimes tribunals during the 1990s, served as the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues (1997-2001), and was named one of Foreign Policy's "Top Global Thinkers of 2011.

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