Professor David J. Scheffer spoke at the annual assembly of the Wisconsin Division of the United Nations Association-USA, meeting at Viterbo College in La Crosse on April 16, 2011. His wide-ranging topic was "Challenges of International Law at the U.N." Excerpts from his two hour talk and Q And A session, are presented in two parts. Our apologies, due to technical difficulties, some portions of his talk are truncated.
Professor Scheffer is on the faculty at Northwestern University Law School, where he is Director of the Center for International Human Rights. He was the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues from 1997-2001, and led the U.S. delegation in the U.N. talks establishing the International Criminal Court. During his ambassadorship, he negotiated and coordinated U.S. support for the establishment of international hybrid criminal tribunals. Dr. Scheffer headed the Clinton Administration's Atrocities Prevention Inter-Agency Working Group from 1999-2001.
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