Thursday, February 03, 2005

International Law Prof Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Michael Scharf, a professor of international law at Case Western Reserve University Law School, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize yesterday by six foreign governments for his work "significantly contributing to the promotion of peace throughout the globe by providing crucial pro bono legal assistance to states and nonstate entities involved in peace negotiations and in bringing war criminals to justice." Professor Scharf's work mainly occurs through the group he co-founded, the Public International Law Policy Group which provides "free legal assistance in areas such as peace negotiations, human rights and constitution drafting" to countries emerging from civil strife such as Bosnia.