Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Case Western Reserve School of Law International CrimProf Michael Scharf recently testified befored the House Armed Services Committee with concern to Standards of Military Commissions and Tribunals. Specifically, he was asked to testify today as an expert on the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals and the modern international criminal tribunals.
During the first Bush and Clinton Administrations, Scharf served as the Attorney Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State with responsibility for issues relating to war crimes prosecutions, and he helped draft the Statute and Rules of Procedure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the first international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg.
He is the author of seven books about international criminal tribunals, including two that have won national book awards. He has trained the judges of the Yugoslavia Tribunal, Rwanda Tribunal, and most recently the Iraqi High Tribunal, and the War Crimes Research Office at Case which he supervises currently provides research assistance to five international war crimes tribunals.
Read Prepared Statement. . . [Mark Godsey]