Northwestern Law Professor David Scheffer received the 2012 Book of the Year Award from the American National Section of L'Association Internationale de Droit Penal (AIDP) for his recent book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals.
Scheffer, who is the director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on International Human Rights, received the award at the International Association of Penal Law American National Section annual meeting held on September 7.
In his book, Scheffer, who was U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues during the Clinton Administration, recounts his eight-year mission to confront the atrocities of the 1990s and build five war crimes tribunals to render justice.
AIDP’s main areas of focus include the study of criminal policy and the codification of penal law, comparative criminal law, human rights in the administration of criminal justice, and international criminal law.