Michael Scharf is an author and law expert. He provided training to the judges and prosecutors of the Iraqi Special Tribunal. Professor Scharf and the Public International Law and Policy Group, were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the work they have done to help in the prosecution of major war criminals, such as Slobodan Milosevic, Charles Taylor, and Saddam Hussein. He has testified as an expert before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.
During the first Bush and Clinton Administrations, Scharf served in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. He was awarded the State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award “in recognition of superb performance and exemplary leadership”.
Scharf is the author of over sixty scholarly articles and ten books, including “Balkan Justice”, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, “The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda”, 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.
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