Robert H. Jackson Center

William Schabas

William Schabas

William Schabas

Professor Schabas earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in History from the University of Toronto, and his L.L.B., L.L.M., and L.L.D, degrees from the University of Montreal Canada. He has received honorary degrees from Dalhousie University, and Case Western Reserve University. He has taught at the University of Quebec, McGill University, Queen’s University Belfast, the National University of Rwanda and others.

Professor Schabas currently teaches at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and directs the Irish Centre for Human Rights within the University. He is also a Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick School of Law.

Professor Schabas has authored twenty-one books dealing in whole or in part with international human rights law. He was recognized by the American Society of International Law with a Certificate of merit or his book on UN International Criminal Tribunals. He has also published more than 250 articles in academic journals, primarily in the field of international human rights and criminal law.

Professor Schabas is the editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, Criminal Law Forum. He is the President of the Irish branch of the International Law Association. He has also served as a delegate of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy to the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. Professor Schabas served on the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2002.

For a brief discussion by Professor Schabas about Robert H. Jackson and Nuremberg click here.