Todd Buchwald

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Todd F. Buchwald formerly served as Special Coordinator for the State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice from December 2015 through July 2017, and was conferred the rank of Ambassador by President Obama in July 2016. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Buchwald served in a variety of government positions as a career lawyer in the Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, including as the Assistant Legal Adviser for Political-Military Affairs during the Clinton and Bush Administrations, as Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs during the Bush and Obama Administrations, and as an as an attorney in the Office of White House Counsel under President Reagan. Following his departure from the State Department, he was appointed the inaugural Tom A. Bernstein Genocide Prevention Fellow at the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, served as fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, and co-chaired (with Beth van Schaack) the American Society of International Law Task Force that produced the report on Policy Options for U.S. Engagement with the International Criminal Court.  In October 2021, Mr. Buchwald was elected to a four-year term as a member of the U.N. Committee Against Torture. He is also a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School, and is a graduate of Cornell University and the Yale Law School.

Articles by this author:

Визначення геноциду та Україна: запитання та відповіді з колишнім послом Тоддом Бухвальдом

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Jun 14th, 2022

Genocide Determinations and Ukraine: A Q&A with Fmr. Ambassador Todd Buchwald

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Jun 14th, 2022

Part III: What Kinds of Situations and Cases Should the ICC Pursue? The Independent Expert Review of the ICC and the Question of Aperture

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Dec 2nd, 2020

Part II: What Kinds of Situations and Cases Should the ICC Pursue? The Independent Expert Review of the ICC and the Question of Aperture

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Dec 1st, 2020

Part I: What Kinds of Situations and Cases Should the ICC Pursue? The Independent Expert Review of the ICC and the Question of Aperture

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Nov 30th, 2020

Online Symposium on Civilian Casualties: The Law of Prevention and Response

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Sep 29th, 2020

Former Officials Challenge Pompeo’s Threats to the International Criminal Court

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Mar 18th, 2020

International Criminal Court and the Question of Palestine’s Statehood: Part II

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Jan 23rd, 2020

International Criminal Court and the Question of Palestine’s Statehood: Part I

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Jan 22nd, 2020

Anticipating the President’s Way Around the War Powers Resolution on Iran: Lessons of the 1980s Tanker Wars

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Jun 28th, 2019

The International Criminal Court Decision on Afghanistan: Time to Start a New Conversation

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Apr 13th, 2019