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A World Policy to Curtail Genocide

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Title

A World Policy to Curtail Genocide

Subject

Genocide -- Prevention.
Trials (Genocide)

Description

Oral history video clip featuring David Scheffer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-09-08

Contributor

Scheffer, David

Relation

G36-00066
Tape number: 4060H

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Prior, Cecily

Interviewee

Scheffer, David

Location

United States Department of State, Washington D.C.

Transcription

I think the one major world policy that could curtail or be a first step in curtailing these atrocities in the future is actually twofold, and both are in motion. One is the establishment of the permanent International Criminal Court, with the United States as a party to the court, with that court being structured in such a way that we can be a full party to it. It sends out an enormous justice deterrent throughout the world that anyone who commits these crimes will be subject to investigation by that court. That’s a very significant development; we worked hard on that throughout the 1990s. But secondly, we have to see a policy emerge more vigorously in the future of a capability for nations that have capable military forces to be able to coordinate together and work together to respond to these atrocities as quickly and efficiently as possible when they occur, if military force is indeed the best course to take in responding to them. We still lack that capability. And if we can simply establish that capability in a coordinated fashion among governments of the world, then I think we will establish a very, very effective deterrent to the further commission of these atrocities.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:10

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “A World Policy to Curtail Genocide,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed October 23, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/741.