World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues

Article Id: WHEBN0001242381
Reproduction Date:

Title: United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Ambassadors of the United States, 2014 in Sri Lanka, David Scheffer, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Uthayan
Collection: United States Ambassadors-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues

Ambassador-at-Large of the United States for War Crimes Issues
Seal of the United States Department of State
Stephen Rapp

since September 8, 2009
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder David Scheffer
as Ambassador
Formation 1997
Website U.S. Office - WCI

The United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues is the head of the international organizations to build bilateral and international support for U.S. policies. As part of this, the Ambassador visits affected countries and engages a range of diplomatic, legal, economic, military, and intelligence tools to help secure peace and stability and build the rule of law.

David Scheffer served as the first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues (1997–2001). He was followed by Pierre-Richard Prosper (2001–2005), and John Clint Williamson (2006–2009).[1]

In July 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Stephen Rapp, a former United States Attorney and prosecutor for the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, to succeed John Clint Williamson as Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues. The Senate confirmed him on September 8, 2009, making Rapp the fourth person to hold the title.[2]

List of ambassadors

Name Entry on duty Termination of appointment Ref.
Scheffer, DavidDavid Scheffer August 5, 1997 January 20, 2001 [3]
Prosper, Pierre-RichardPierre-Richard Prosper July 13, 2001 October 12, 2005 [4]
Williamson, John ClintJohn Clint Williamson July 10, 2006 September 8, 2009 [5]
Rapp, StephenStephen Rapp September 8, 2009 Present [6]


  1. ^ Williamson, Clint
  2. ^
  3. ^ "David J. Scheffer (1953-)".  
  4. ^ "Pierre-Richard Prosper (1963-)".  
  5. ^ "John Clint Williamson".  
  6. ^ "Stephen J Rapp".  

External links

  • United States Office of War Crimes Issues
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.