All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
A special talk with David Scheffer, author and director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University.
Description: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 which resulted in the creation of the permanent International Criminal Court.
Scheffer will discuss his new book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals, which reveals the truth behind Washington’s failures during the Rwanda genocide and the 1995 Srebrenica massacres. Scheffer’s book 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 including Madeleine Albright, Richard Holbrooke, and Wesley Clark.
The event is presented by the USC Gould School of Law, the International Human Rights Clinic and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.