Stephen J. Rapp

Stephen J. Rapp

Stephen Rapp is the former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice. From 2009-2015 he coordinated, as Ambassador, with the US Government to support international criminal tribunals, hybrid tribunals and national courts prosecuting international crimes. From 2007-2009, Ambassador Rapp served as prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where he led the prosecution of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. From 2001-2007, he served as senior trial attorney and chief of prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum serving in an advisory capacity as a roving Ambassador for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide pursuing justice and accountability on Syria.