All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity)

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity)

David Scheffer


Within days of Madeleine Albright's affirmation as U.S. ambassador to the United international locations in 1993, she recommended David Scheffer to spearhead the historical project to create a struggle crimes tribunal for the previous Yugoslavia. As senior adviser to Albright after which as President Clinton's ambassador-at-large for warfare crimes concerns, Scheffer used to be on the leading edge of the efforts that ended in legal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia, and that ended in the production of the everlasting overseas felony courtroom. All the lacking Souls is Scheffer's gripping insider's account of the foreign gamble to prosecute these accountable for genocide, warfare crimes, and crimes opposed to humanity, and to redress a number of the bloodiest human rights atrocities in our time.

Scheffer finds the reality at the back of Washington's disasters through the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the 1995 Srebrenica bloodbath, the anemic hunt for infamous battle criminals, how American exceptionalism undercut his international relations, and the perilous quests for responsibility in Kosovo and Cambodia. he is taking readers from the killing fields of Sierra Leone to the political again rooms of the U.N. protection Council, offering candid pics of significant figures akin to Madeleine Albright, Anthony Lake, Richard Goldstone, Louise Arbour, Samuel "Sandy" Berger, Richard Holbrooke, and Wesley Clark, between others.

A stirring own account of an incredible historic bankruptcy, All the lacking Souls presents new insights into the ongoing fight for overseas justice.

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