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

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

by David Scheffer
     
 

"David Scheffer tells the inside story of the creation of international justice for victims of atrocity crimes. As the picture of astronauts walking on the moon embodied the evolution of technology, this book captures eight years of a controversial process that is changing humanity forever."—Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal

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"David Scheffer tells the inside story of the creation of international justice for victims of atrocity crimes. As the picture of astronauts walking on the moon embodied the evolution of technology, this book captures eight years of a controversial process that is changing humanity forever."—Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

"Scheffer's personal experiences combined with his legal knowledge and moral appreciation of what it means to build a genuine system of international criminal justice make this an important book. His tale makes clear just how new and fragile this system is, and how contingent it is on the personal determination and political will of a handful of key players."—Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University

"Scheffer is not some sheltered academic writing idealistically about a world he does not know or understand. He has seen what can happen when there is no rule of law. This book is a treasure and an amazing achievement."—Gregory B. Craig, former White House counsel to President Barack Obama

"David Scheffer was a central mover in the 1990's international assault on the world's architects of atrocity. The main weapons in this campaign were the international tribunals for former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia, and the newly established International Criminal Court. Scheffer's important and original book is a detailed and surprisingly personal account of a historic movement and the vital story of a revolutionary international investment in the struggle for a future of peace with justice."—Sir Brian Urquhart, former under-secretary-general of the United Nations

"Few persons have been so intimately involved as David Scheffer in the contemporary emergence of international criminal justice. His insightful book shows not only his important role in bringing about the tribunals and the International Criminal Court, but also reveals the inner workings of the international legislative processes."—M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University

"David Scheffer has written a fascinating book that will be read with great interest by everyone in the growing field of international criminal law, as well as many others who are concerned about international law and institutions. All the Missing Souls is rich in detail and very compelling. There is nothing comparable to this in terms of its breadth and authority."—William A. Schabas, author of Genocide in International Law

"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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691157849
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/27/2013
Series:
Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
1,363,162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Ambassador to Hell 1

PART I

CHAPTER ONE: An Echo of Nuremberg 15

CHAPTER TWO: It's Genocide, Stupid 45

CHAPTER THREE: Credible Justice for Rwanda 69

CHAPTER FOUR: Abandoned at Srebrenica 87

CHAPTER FIVE: The Pastor from Mugonero 108

CHAPTER SIX: Unbearable Timidity 124

PART II

CHAPTER SEVEN: The Siren of Exceptionalism 163

CHAPTER EIGHT: Futile Endgame 199

CHAPTER NINE: Rome's Aftermath 227

PART III

CHAPTER TEN: Crime Scene Kosovo 251

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Freetown Is Burning 296

CHAPTER TWELVE: The Toughest Cockfi ght 341

PART IV

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: No Turning Back 409

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Postscript on Law, Crimes, and Impunity 421

Acknowledgments 441

Appendix: Comparison of Modern War Crimes Tribunals 444

Notes 451

Further Reading 501

List of Illustrations 511

Index 513

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