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Within days of Madeleine Albright's confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1993, she instructed David Scheffer to spearhead the historic mission to create a war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. As senior adviser to Albright and then as President Clinton's ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts that led to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia, and that resulted in the creation of the permanent International Criminal Court. All the Missing Souls is Scheffer's gripping insider's account of the international gamble to prosecute those responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, and to redress some of the bloodiest human rights atrocities in our time.

Scheffer reveals the truth behind Washington's failures during the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the anemic hunt for notorious war criminals, how American exceptionalism undercut his diplomacy, and the perilous quests for accountability in Kosovo and Cambodia. He takes readers from the killing fields of Sierra Leone to the political back rooms of the U.N. Security Council, providing candid portraits of major figures such as Madeleine Albright, Anthony Lake, Richard Goldstone, Louise Arbour, Samuel "Sandy" Berger, Richard Holbrooke, and Wesley Clark, among others.

A stirring personal account of an important historical chapter, All the Missing Souls provides new insights into the continuing struggle for international justice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. INTRODUCTION: Ambassador to Hell
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. PART I
  2. pp. 13-14
  1. CHAPTER ONE: An Echo of Nuremberg
  2. pp. 15-44
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  1. CHAPTER TWO: It’s Genocide, Stupid
  2. pp. 45-68
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  1. CHAPTER THREE: Credible Justice for Rwanda
  2. pp. 69-86
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR: Abandoned at Srebrenica
  2. pp. 87-107
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE: The Pastor from Mugonero
  2. pp. 108-123
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  1. CHAPTER SIX: Unbearable Timidity
  2. pp. 124-160
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  1. PART II
  2. pp. 161-162
  1. CHAPTER SEVEN: The Siren of Exceptionalism
  2. pp. 163-198
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHT: Futile Endgame
  2. pp. 199-242
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  1. CHAPTER NINE: Rome’s Aftermath
  2. pp. 243-264
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  1. PART III
  2. pp. 265-266
  1. CHAPTER TEN: Crime Scene Kosovo
  2. pp. 267-311
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  1. CHAPTER ELEVEN: Freetown Is Burning
  2. pp. 312-356
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  1. CHAPTER TWELVE: The Toughest Cockfight
  2. pp. 357-422
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  1. PART IV
  2. pp. 423-424
  1. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: No Turning Back
  2. pp. 425-436
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  1. CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Postscript on Law, Crimes, and Impunity
  2. pp. 437-456
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 457-459
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  1. Appendix: Comparison of Modern War Crimes Tribunals
  2. pp. 460-466
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 467-516
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 517-526
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. 527-528
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 529-552
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400839483
Related ISBN
9780691157849
MARC Record
OCLC
774285474
Pages
552
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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