Beth Van Schaack

Executive Editor (until March 2022)

Dr. Beth Van Schaack (@BethVanSchaack) served as Executive Editor of Just Security (until March 2022).

She served as the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor of Human Rights at Stanford Law School. She formerly served as Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice of the U.S. Department of State. She has been a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Council on International Law and served on the United States interagency delegation to the International Criminal Court Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda.

Van Schaack was formerly an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP. She also has served as Acting Executive Director of The Center for Justice & Accountability, and as a law clerk with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.  Van Schaack is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School.

Areas of Expertise: International Law, International Human Rights, Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law & Humanitarian Law, Civil Procedure, Corporations, Conflicts of Law

Articles by this author:

Nestlé & Cargill v. Doe: What’s Not in the Supreme Court’s Opinions


Jun 30th, 2021

Reauthorizing and Strengthening the Global Magnitsky Act


Apr 14th, 2021

BREAKING: Biden Revokes Executive Order Sanctioning Int’l Criminal Court Principals


Apr 2nd, 2021

It’s Never Too Late to Say “I’m Sorry”: Sovereign Apologies Over the Years

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Mar 16th, 2021

US Re-Engagement in UN Human Rights Council Brings Influence, Leverage, Amb. Donahoe Says


Feb 8th, 2021

Spotlight on Sri Lanka as UN Human Rights Council Prepares Next Session


Feb 1st, 2021

Genocide against the Uyghurs: Legal Grounds for the United States’ Bipartisan Genocide Determination


Jan 27th, 2021

Father-Son Separation at US Border Illustrates Lasting Harm That Demands Redress


Jan 6th, 2021

Nestlé & Cargill v. Doe Series: In Oral Arguments, Justices Weigh Liability for Chocolate Companies


Dec 7th, 2020

Nestlé & Cargill v. Doe: Introduction to a Symposium

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Nov 16th, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s MBS Served with Extrajudicial Killing Lawsuit – Via WhatsApp


Nov 2nd, 2020

Good Governance Paper No. 13: Atrocities Prevention and Response


Oct 29th, 2020

Breaking: Colonel Montano, Extradited from the United States, Found Guilty of the Jesuits Massacre by Spanish Court


Sep 11th, 2020

The Disturbing Links in Trump’s Transactional Foreign Policy: A New Post-Mortem on Guatemala’s Impunity Commission


Sep 10th, 2020

A Test for the US Posture on the Int’l Criminal Court: “Safe Harbor” Licenses?


Sep 4th, 2020

The Int’l Criminal Court Executive Order: Global Reactions Compiled


Sep 1st, 2020

State Dept. Inspector General Report: A Troubling Message on Arms Sales

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Aug 26th, 2020

Policy Options in Response to Crimes Against Humanity and Potential Genocide in Xinjiang


Aug 25th, 2020

Special Tribunal for Lebanon is Set to Issue Historic Ruling on the Assassination of PM Hariri


Aug 17th, 2020

US Suit Against Saudi Prince for Attempted Killing of Ex-Insider Faces Hurdles


Aug 8th, 2020

Draft “Murad Code” Aims to Improve Investigations of Sexual Violence in Conflict


Jun 19th, 2020

Accused Gambian Torturer Arrested in Denver


Jun 11th, 2020

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