In Memoriam: M. Cherif Bassiouni

M. Cherif Bassiouni
Photo: Martial Trezzini/European Pressphoto Agency, via New York Times

M. Cherif Bassiouni, a renowned expert in international criminal law, died September 25.

The New York Times¬†obituary¬†describes him as “a mix of quintessential intellectual, diplomat and human rights activist, as comfortable in the academy as he was investigating and denouncing crimes in conflict zones. He taught at universities, worked for the United Nations and advised governments.” His work was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the creation of the International Criminal Court.

He was the author of 35 books. The law library holds several of them, with gratitude.