Annual Public Lecture on International Justice
Ambassador David Scheffer, the UN Secretary-General's Special Expert on UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials since January 2012, will review the jurisprudence and operation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) where surviving senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge and those most responsible for the atrocity crimes of the Pol Pot regime (1975-79) are being prosecuted. Scheffer is a professor at Northwestern University School of Law and Director of its Center for International Human Rights. He was the first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) and has been closely involved in every stage of the creation and operation of the ECCC.