David J. Scheffer

David J. Scheffer is visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, focusing on international law and international criminal justice. Scheffer is also the Tom A. Bernstein Genocide Prevention Fellow working with the Ferencz International Justice Initiative at the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Memorial Holocaust Museum, as well as the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, where he teaches international criminal law and international human rights law. From 2012 to 2018, he was the UN special expert on UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.
April 26, 2020 
As the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19, continues to threaten lives and livelihoods around the world, many people are seeking to hold government and corporate leaders to account for their blunders during the pandemic. But in the United States and many other countries, public health malpractice is a relatively underdeveloped area of the law, and …

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