Welcome Guest Blogger Michael Scharf

by Chris Borgen

As well as John Dehn, whom Peggy has previously welcomed, we would like to welcome Michael Scharf to guest blogging with us for the next couple of weeks. Mike is probably well-known to many of our readers, especially those with an interest in international criminal law. He is the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hosftetler Professor of Law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case-Western Reserve School of Law. Mike is also a co-founder and a Managing Director of the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) . He directs PILPG’s War Crimes Prosecution Practice Area. Previously, during the elder Bush and Clinton Administrations, Mike served in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, where he held the positions of Attorney-Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, Attorney-Adviser for United Nations Affairs, and delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. During a sabbatical in 2008, he served as Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of the Cambodia Genocide Tribunal.

Among many other books and articles, Mike is the author of  “The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda” which was awarded the American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit for outstanding book in 1999, and “Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein,” which won the International Association of Penal Law’s book of the year award for 2009 . His latest book is “Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser” (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

We look forward to Mike’s contributions to Opinio Juris!


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