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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
Incumbent
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]

References

  1. ^ Williamson, Clint
  2. ^ http://newsblaze.com/story/20090922092455stat.nb/topstory.html
  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
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