William A. Schabas

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Professor William A. Schabas "is director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also holds the professorship in human rights law. Before moving to Ireland in 2000, he was professor at the law school of the University of Quebec at Montreal, which he chaired for several years, and a member of the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. He has also taught as a visiting or adjunct professor at universities in Canada, France and Rwanda, and has lectured at the International Institute for Human Rights (Strasbourg), the Canadian Foreign Service Institute and the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre. He was a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (1998-99). Professor Schabas served as one of three international commissioners of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2002-04). Professor Schabas holds post-graduate degrees in history and in law from universities in Canada. He is the author of eighteen monographs and more than 170 articles dealing with such subjects as the abolition of capital punishment, international criminal prosecution and issues of transitional justice, in English and French. His writings have been translated into several languages, including Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Farsi and Albanian. He has lectured around the world in the areas of international humanitarian and human rights law, and been a frequent participant in human rights fact-finding missions on behalf of international non-governmental organisations." [1]

Resources and articles


  1. Al-Haq Media Packet, "From Theory to Practice: Upholding International Humanitarian Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories", 21- 24 November 2005, Grand Park Hotel, Ramallah.
  2. Trustees, Egyptian Centre for Human Rights Education , accessed February 7, 2011.