Rabkin Testifies on Capitol Hill

Professor Jeremy Rabkin testified on October 30 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee and Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee joint hearing on the topic "Establishing a Syrian War Crimes Tribunal?"

In his testimony, Rabkin suggested grounds for caution before the UN is urged to establish a formal tribunal to judge war crimes in Syria. He suggested the committee consider a modified approach that might be better adapted to the current situation and more feasible to establish as an interim measure.

Appearing at the hearing with Rabkin were David Crane, professor of practice at the Syracuse University College of Law; Richard Dicker, Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch; Stephen Rademaker, National Security Project advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center; and Alan White, president of AW Associates.

The full text of Rabkin's testimony and a webcast are available here.