Michael Matheson

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Michael Matheson was an attorney in the Legal Adviser’s Office of the U.S. State Department for 28 years, completing his work there as Acting Legal Adviser. During that time he led the U.S. effort to revive international prosecution of war crimes through the creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, and he served as Ambassador to the international negotiations on conventional weapons. He then taught international law for 20 years at George Washington University Law School and other institutions, including Oxford and Stanford.

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