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Principal Professor David Crane co-edits book titled "The Founders: Four Pioneering Individuals Who Launched the First Modern-Era International Criminal Tribunals"

JCI Principal Professor David M. Crane co-edits book "The Founders" with  Leila Sadat of Washington University School of Law, St Louis, MO; and Michael P. Scharf of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, OH.

The book explores the complex story of four individuals who created the world’s first international tribunals and special courts, and is a candid look at how the founding prosecutors sought justice for millions of victims. The book focuses on four of the appalling conflicts of modern times: the Balkan wars in the former Yugoslavia (1991-2001), which included the Bosnian genocide and led to hundreds of thousands of casualties and displaced peoples; the 1994 mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government; the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979), perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge; and crimes against humanity committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War (1991-2002). The crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during these conflicts spurred the creation of international tribunals designed to bring the perpetrators of unimaginable atrocities to justice.

To read more or order the book visit Cambridge University Press

Jame Johnson