by David Scheffer

by David Scheffer

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law Director, Center for International Human Rights

Northwestern University School of Law

David Scheffer has joined Northwestern Law as a faculty member holding an endowed professorship and serving as the new Director of the Center for International Human Rights. He teaches International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law. He was previously the U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) and led the U.S. delegation in U.N. talks establishing the International Criminal Court.
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During his ambassadorship, Scheffer negotiated and coordinated U.S. support for the establishment and operation of international and hybrid criminal tribunals and U.S. responses to atrocities anywhere in the world. He also headed the Atrocities Prevention Inter-Agency Working Group. During the first term of the Clinton Administration, Scheffer served as senior adviser and counsel to the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Madeleine Albright, and served from 1993 through 1996 on the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council.

Scheffer recently held visiting professorships at Northwestern Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and George Washington University Law School and taught earlier at Duke University School of Law and Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He has published extensively on international legal and political issues and appears regularly in the national and international media. He is a CNN Legal Analyst.

Scheffer is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars, the American Society of International Law (formerly serving on the Executive Council), and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Law Students Association.

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David Crane

by David Crane

B.G.S., Ohio University M.A., Ohio University

J.D., Syracuse University

Distinguished Professor of Practice
Syracuse University College of Law

David M. Crane was appointed a distinguished professor of practice at Syracuse University College of Law in the summer 2006. He teaches international criminal law, international law, and national security law as well as the law of armed conflict. Additionally, he is a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, a joint venture with the Maxwell School of Public Citizenship at Syracuse University.

Prior to joining the College of Law, he was the Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international war crimes tribunal, appointed to that position by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, on 19 April 2002. With the rank of Undersecretary General, Professor Crane’s mandate was to prosecute those who bear the greatest responsibility for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of international human rights committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone during the 1990’s. Professor Crane was the first American since Justice Robert Jackson and Telford Taylor at Nuremberg, in 1945, to be the Chief Prosecutor of an international war crimes tribunal. The Office of the Prosecutor is located with the Special Court in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Professor Crane served over 30 years in the federal government of the United States. Appointed to the Senior Executive Service of the United States in 1997, Mr. Crane has held numerous key managerial positions during his three decades of public service, to include a Senior Inspector General, Department of Defense, Assistant General Counsel of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Waldemar A. Solf Professor of International Law at the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School.

Professor Crane holds a Doctor of Law degree from Syracuse University, a Masters of Arts Degree in African Studies and a Bachelor of General Studies in History, summa cum laude, from Ohio University.

His numerous awards include the Intelligence Community Gold Seal Medallion, the Department of Defense/DoDIG Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. Professon Crane received a George Arents Pioneer Medal in June 2006 from Syracuse University. In 2005, he was awarded the Medal of Merit from Ohio University and the Distinguished Service Award from Syracuse University College of Law for his work in West Africa. Prior to his departure from West Africa, Professor Crane was made a Paramount Chief by the Civil Society Organizations of Sierra Leone.

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Linda Malone

by Linda Malone

Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law and Director, Human Rights and National Security Law Program
William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Degrees LL.M., Illinois J.D., Duke B.A., Vassar Areas of Specialization

Comparative Law–Middle Eastern and European; Comparative and Foreign Law; Criminal Law; Environmental Law; International Criminal Law; International Law; National Security Law; Property Law–Land Use and Zoning; Transitional Justice; Women and the Law.

Representative Professional Activities & Achievements
Linda A. Malone is the Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights and National Security Law Program at the College of William and Mary School of Law. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Law School, Washington and Lee Law School, Duke University, the University of Arizona, and University of Denver law schools, and has taught at the University of Illinois Law School and University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the Environmental Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.

She is the author of numerous articles in a wide range of publications and has authored and co-authored twelve books on international law, human rights, and environmental law, most recently including Defending the Environment: Civil Society Strategies to Enforce International Environmental Law, published by Island Press. She has written law review articles, casebooks, treatises, study aids, university press books, mass-market publications, magazine and journal articles, and on-line publications. Her book, Environmental Regulation of Land Use, is the preeminent book in that field. She was also the Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law and has served on the Advisory Council to the National Enforcement Training Institute of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,Board of Visitors of Duke Law School, the Board of Directors of the American Agricultural Law Association, the Review Board of the Land Use and Environmental Law Review, and as chair of the agricultural law section of the American Association of Law Schools. She was a delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio in 1992, co-counsel to Bosnia-Herzegovina in its genocide case against Serbia and Montenegro before the World Court, co-counsel to Paraguay in its challenge to the death penalty in Paraguay v. Virginia, and co-counsel for amicus in the Supreme Court in Padilla v. Rumsfeld and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.

In 1998 she received the Fulbright/OSCE Regional Research Award for her work on women’s and children’s rights in Eastern Europe and in 2002 received a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, State Department, and International Research and Exchange Board in continuance of her work. She received the Millenium Award of the Virginia Women’s Bar Association in 2000, presented to a professor, judge, and a practitioner for their contributions to women’s rights.

Professor Malone received her B.A. from Vassar, her J.D. from Duke, where she was Research and Managing Editor of the Duke Law Journal, and her LL.M. from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the William and Mary faculty in 1988, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Wilbur F. Pell, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and practiced law in Chicago and Atlanta.

She recently served on the ABA’s Special Subcommittee on the Rights of the Child, which is working on passage of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, on two committees of the National Academy of Sciences, and is the author of the water quality chapter of the 2005 report of the Congressionally created U.S. Ocean Commission. She is also on the Board of Advisors of Karamah, a non-profit organization of Muslim woman lawyers for human rights. She is a frequent speaker locally, nationally, and internationally, and a frequent commentator for newspapers and other media outlets.

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Mark Drumbl

by Mark Drumbl

Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law; Director, Transnational Law Institute
Washington and Lee University School of Law


B.A. 1989, McGill University; M.A. 1991, Institut d’études politiques de Paris/McGill University; J.D. 1994, University of Toronto, summa cum laude; LL.M. 1998, J.S.D. 2002, Columbia University.

Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington & Lee University, 2007– ; Visiting Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (January 2007); Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington & Lee University, 2006-2007; Associate Professor of Law (with tenure), Washington & Lee University, 2004-2006; Visiting Fellow, University College, Oxford University (Michaelmas Term 2005); Visiting Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, School of Law (September 2005); Visiting Scholar, Trinity College, University of Dublin (May 2006); Assistant Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University, 2002-2004; Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow, 2003-2007.

Research and teaching interests include international law, global environmental governance, contracts, international criminal law, transitional justice, transnational legal process, and comparative law. Professor Drumbl’s book, Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007) examines theories of punishment and applied sentencing practices for perpetrators of mass atrocity. His articles have appeared in the NYU, Michigan, Northwestern, George Washington, Tulane, and North Carolina law reviews, a number of peer-review journals, including Human Rights Quarterly, with shorter review pieces in the American Journal of International Law and Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. He also has authored chapters in edited volumes and participated in numerous symposia. In 2005 his work received the AALS Scholarly Papers Prize and in 2003 the International Association of Penal Law (U.S. Section) Best Article Prize.

Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Drumbl was judicial clerk to Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada. His practice experience includes international arbitration, commercial litigation, and he was appointed co-counsel for the Canadian Chief-of-Defense-Staff before the Royal Commission investigating military wrongdoing in the UN Somalia Mission. Professor Drumbl has served as an expert in ATCA litigation in the U.S. federal courts (expert for the plaintiffs in Almog v. Arab Bank, 2007 WL 214433 (E.D.N.Y., 2007)), as defense counsel in the Rwandan genocide trials, and has taught international law in Pakistan and Brazil. He also has taught at Columbia University, School of Law, as Associate-in-Law and at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

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Christopher Blakesley

by Christopher Blakesley

The Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law
William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV

Professor Blakesley joined the Boyd School of Law faculty in 2002. Prior to his arrival here, he held the J.Y. Sanders Chair of International & Comparative Law at the Lousiana State University Law Center. He also has taught in Budapest, Hungary, Salzburg and Innsbruck, Austria, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paris and Aix-en-Provence, France, and was tenured at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he taught from 1981-1986. Professor Blakesley received his B.A. and J.D. (Order of the Coif) from the University of Utah and his Doctorate from Columbia University (Dissertation: International Criminal Law). He received an M.A. in International Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy. His books include The International Legal System: Cases and Materials (co-authored, Foundation Press 5th Ed. 2001 and earlier editions); Terrorism, Drugs, International Law and the Protection of Human Liberty; Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism: A Normative and Practical Assessment (2006); and Global Perspectives: Criminal Law (co-authored, Thomson West, 2006). Professor Blakesley teaches Public International Law, International Criminal Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure, Comparative Law, Family Law, and Comparative Family Law.

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Dorean Koenig

by Dorean Koenig

Professor of Law
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Ph.B. University of Detroit 1956

J.D. University of Detroit 1967

Professor Koenig is an award-winning teacher and prolific author whose criminal law textbook is used by many Cooley students. She is currently active in the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the American Bar Association (IRR) as well as in the American Section of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP.) She is a Fellow of the American and Michigan Bar Foundations.

Locally, she is a recipient of the YWCA’s Diana Award for outstanding service to the community, serves as a commissioner for the Cooley Innocence Project; and is a member of the Cooley Legal Author’s Society and the Cooley Sixty Plus Clinic Board. (In 1981 she was honored as Clinic volunteer director and teacher, a condition to obtaining coursework credit for Clinic students.)

Professor Koenig was awarded a Fulbright research scholarship to Finland where she was a guest professor at the University of Helsinki. She has lectured at law schools in Finland, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and the Netherlands. Professor Koenig is co-editor, with Cooley graduate Kelly Askin, of a three-volume treatise series, Women and International Human Rights Law, encompassing articles by over 100 experts on women’s human rights from around the globe.

Prior to coming to Cooley, Professor Koenig was a partner and founder of Koenig, LeBost and Jobes, P.C., one of the first feminist law firms in Michigan. She later produced the inaugural Michigan Standard Criminal Jury Instructions and Commentaries working with a blue-ribbon committee of the Michigan State Bar. She was then placed in charge of the Detroit Research Office of the Michigan Court of Appeals prior to coming to Cooley.

Professor Koenig is current co-chair of the IRR Death Penalty Committee as well as an inaugural and current member of the IRR Task Force on Mental Illness and the Death Penalty which recently released standards to be applied in Death Penalty cases involving severely mentally ill defendants. The American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association worked with the task force on the standards and have adopted them. The American Bar Association is expected to adopt them at its next annual meeting. She has begun work directing a new project on International Standards in death penalty cases for the Death Penalty Committee.

Professor Koenig is one of the principal authors of Death Without Justice: A Guide for Examining the Administration of the Death Penalty in the United States, adopting protocols for examining state procedures for fairness in death penalty cases. This Death Penalty Committee project was awarded the IRR Section inaugural award for excellence. Professor Koenig has set up, presented at and presided over many annual ABA programs.

Professor Koenig is a current member of the Executive Board of the American Section of the AIDP where she serves as Secretary. She worked for the AIDP assisting in the writing of numerous early drafts used in the drafting of the International Criminal Court Treaty (ICC Treaty). She was an NGO delegate from the AIDP to the Rome conference establishing the Treaty in 1998. She also participated as an expert on the treaty at a world conference in Siracusa, Sicily, in 2002. Prior to that she worked with the AIDP in the writing of the Statute for the International Criminal Courts for crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

She was the only NGO delegate from the AIDP to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, as well as to the NGO conference in Huarou, China, where she presented a workshop on the ICC Treaty.

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Welcome to the Law Blog

by Greg McNeal

Welcome to the new Law Blog (http://www.aidpblog.org), the official blog of the American National Section of the AIDP (L’Association Internationale de Droit Penal/The International Association of Penal Law).  The Law Blog will provide a forum for expert debate and thought-provoking commentary on contemporary issues of comparative criminal justice, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international criminal tribunals, human rights and counterterrorism law & policy. Founded in

Paris in 1924, the AIDP is the oldest association of specialists in penal law in the world and one of the oldest scientific associations.  Since 1950, the Association has been a U.N. accredited NGO.  It is also a member of the United Nations alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in New York and Vienna, which have frequently been chaired by an Association’s representative. It also cooperates with the United Nations Secretariat, ECOSOC, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Division (as it was called until 1998), the Division of Narcotic Drugs, the Center for Human Rights and other specialized United Nations institutes, such as UNSDRI (Rome), HEUNI (Helsinki), UNAFEI (Tokyo), ILANUD (San Jose), ISPAC (Milan), ASTC (Riyadh), UNAFRI (Kampala), ISISC (Siracusa). The American National Section is a subsidiary of the 3,000-member international Association.  The Association, by its manifold activities, meetings, and publications, has played a significant role in the promulgation of the Torture Convention, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and other important international instruments.We count among our experts Bloggers the former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, a former Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, former U.S Department of State legal advisors, participants from the negotiation of the ICC treaty, defense attorneys from international tribunals, and former military officers with operational and advisory experience in counterterrorism and post-conflict states.  All of our experts are accomplished academics with multiple books and scholarly articles, many cited by the international criminal tribunals, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Israel, and other high Courts.  Our experts appear frequently in the media, and you can follow their appearances as they occur under our Expert Appearances section. As it now enters its second centennial, the Association, larger than ever, and with growing activities, continues a tradition of scholarship and intellectual exchange in an effort to foster the humanization of society.  The new Law Blog (http://www.aidpblog.org ) is a new and exciting part of that effort.  Please visit us and engage in the discussion.Sincerely, the bloggers of the Law Blog:  Michael Scharf, Deputy Secretary-General of the AIDP and President of the AIDP American National SectionMark Drumbl, Vice President of the AIDP American National SectionChristopher Blakesley, Vice President of the AIDP American National SectionMichael Kelly, Director of Studies, AIDP American National SectionGregory McNeal, Director of Studies, AIDP American National SectionDorean Koenig, Secretary, AIDP American National SectionDavid Crane,  AIDP American National Section Executive Council memberAmos Guiora, AIDP American National Section Executive Council memberLinda Malone, AIDP American National Section Executive Council memberMichael Newton, AIDP American National Section Executive Council memberJordan Paust, AIDP American National Section Executive Council memberDavid Scheffer, AIDP American National Section Executive Council member  For more AIDP history (from which parts of this introduction were taken) See, Cherif Bassiouni AIDP: International Association of Penal Law- Over a Century of Dedication to Criminal Justice and Human Rights 38 DEPAUL L. REV. 899 (1989)., PDF File

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Michael Scharf

by Michael Scharf

Professor; Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center; Director of the Cox Center War Crimes Research Office
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Michael Scharf is Professor of Law and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. In 2004-05, Professor Scharf served as a member of the elite international team of experts that provided training to the judges and prosecutors of the Iraqi Special Tribunal, and in 2006 he led the first training session for the Prosecutors and Judges of the newly established U.N. Cambodia Genocide Tribunal. In February 2005, Professor Scharf and the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Non-Governmental Organization he co-founded, were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by six governments and the Prosecutor of an International Criminal Tribunal for the work they have done to help in the prosecution of major war criminals, such as Slobodan Milosevic, Charles Taylor, and Saddam Hussein.

During the first Bush and Clinton Administrations, Scharf 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. In 1993, he was awarded the State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award “in recognition of superb performance and exemplary leadership” in relation to his role in the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

A graduate of Duke University School of Law (Order of the Coif and High Honors), and judicial clerk to Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat on the Eleventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, Scharf is the author of over sixty scholarly articles and ten books, including Balkan Justice, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which was awarded the American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit for the Outstanding book in International Law in 1999, and Peace with Justice, which won the International Association of Penal Law Book of the Year Award for 2003. His most recent book, Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal, is available from Amazon.

Scharf has testified as an expert before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Armed Services Committee; his Op Eds have been published by the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, and International Herald Tribune; and he has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, the NBC Today Show, Nightline, The O=Reilly Factor, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, The Charlie Rose Show, the BBC, CNN, and NPR. Professor Scharf also hosts an award-winning Blog on the Saddam Hussein Trial.

Winner of the Case School of Law Alumni Association’s 2005 “Distinguished Teacher Award” and Ohio Magazine’s 2007 “Excellence in Education Award,” Scharf teaches International Law, International Criminal Law, the Law of International Organizations, and a War Crimes Research Lab. In 2002, Professor Scharf established the War Crimes Research Office at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, which provides research assistance to the Prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the International Criminal Court, and the Iraqi Special Tribunal on issues pending before those international tribunals. Copies of over 135 of these research memos are available on the Cox International Law Center War Crimes Research Portal.

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Jordan Paust

by Jordan Paust

Mike and Teresa Baker Law Center Professor University of Houston Law Center

A.B., University of California at Los Angeles; J.D., University of California at Los Angeles; LL.M., University of Virginia; J.S.D. Cand., Yale University

Professor Paust joined the Law Center faculty in 1975 as an International Law expert. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Salzburg (Austria), a Ford Foundation Fellow at Yale University and visiting Ball Eminent Scholar University Chair at Florida State University.

Professor Paust has written several books and over 150 articles and essays addressing a wide array of international legal issues. He is often asked to provide expert advice to various media and organizations on international legal matters and he has served in numerous leadership capacities in local, national and international groups dealing with International Law, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law. He has chaired the International Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and the Committee on International Law and the Use of Force of the ABA. He has also served on the President’s Committee and Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and is currently Co-Chair of the ASIL’s International Criminal Law Interest Group. His publicatioins have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, other courts, and international tribunals.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Antiterrorism Military Commissions: Courting Illegality, 23 Michigan Journal of International Law 1-29 (2001)

Human Rights Responsibilities of Private Corporations, 35 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 801-825 (2002).

chapter, International Legal Sanction Processes, in The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies 817-835 (Peter Crane & Mark Tushnet eds., Oxford University Press 2002)

Antiterrorism Military Commissions: the Ad Hoc DOD Rules of Procedure, 23 Michigan Journal of International Law 677-694 (2002)

There is No Need to Revise the Laws of War in Light of September 11th, ASIL Presidential Task Force on Terrorism Series (2002), at http://www.asil.org/taskforce/paust.pdf

Links Between Terrorism and Human Rights and Implications Concerning Responses to Terrorism, in Human Rights and Conflict (Julie Mertus & Jeff Helsing eds. 2003)

The U.S. as Occupying Power Over Portions of Iraq and Relevant Responsibilities Under the Laws of War, short version ASIL Insight (2003). http://www.asil.org/insights/insigh102.htm

Judicial Power to Determine the Status and Rights of Persons Detained Without Trial, 44 Harvard International Law Journal 503-532 (2003)

War and Enemy Status after 9/11: Attacks on the Laws of War, 28 Yale Journal of International Law 325-335 (2003)

International Law as Law of the United States (2d ed. 2003)

The History, Nature, and Reach of the Alien Tort Claims Act, 16 Florida Journal of International Law 249-266 (2004)

Tolerance in the Age of Increased Interdependence, 56 Florida Law Review 987-1002 (2004)

The Reality of Private Rights, Duties, and Participation in the International Legal Process, 25 Michigan Journal of International Law 1229-1249 (2004)

Executive Plans and Authorizations to Violate International Law Concerning Treatment and Interrogation of Detainees, 43 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 811-863 (2005)

Not Authorized By Law: Domestic Spying and Congressional Consent, on-line essay in Jurist, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/
forumy/2005/12/not-authorized-by-law-domestic-spying.php

Paust, Van Dyke, Malone, International Law and Litigation in the U.S. (Thomson – West, 2ed 2005)

Paust, Bassiouni, et al., Human Rights Module (2 ed. 2006)

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