Michael P. Scharf

Michael Scharf is Professor of Law and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. 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 Counsel to the Counter-Terrorism Bureau, Attorney-Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, Attorney-Adviser for United Nations Affairs, and delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Most recently, he served as one of five international experts in a training session for the judges of the Iraqi Special Tribunal who will be presiding over the trial of Saddam Hussein. Scharf's publications include "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. Scharf has testified as an expert before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee; his Op Eds have been published by the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and International Herald Tribune; and he has appeared as a commentator on "Nightline with Ted Koppel" (ABC), "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox), "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" (PBS), and "The Charlie Rose Show" (PBS) among others. At Case, Scharf runs a program that provides research assistance to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the International Criminal Court, and the Iraqi Special Tribunal. See www.law.case.edu/War-Crimes-Research-Portal

Scharf and PILPG Nominated for 2005 Nobel Peace Prize