—Excerpted from The International Judge, by Daniel Terris, Cesare P.R. Romano, and Leigh Swigart (Brandeis University Press, 2007).
Despite the ambivalence of the U.S. government toward international judicial bodies, many U.S. citizens have played key roles in these bodies. A selected list of U.S. participants, with links to their biographies, follows:
Thomas Buergenthal, judge, International Court of Justice, former judge, Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Judge Buergenthal gave a talk in 2008 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, a transcript of which can be accessed here.
David Crane, former chief prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone
Jennifer Hillman, member, World Trade Organization Appellate Body
Merit Janow former member, World Trade Organization Appellate Body
Theodor Meron, judge and former president, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Stephen Schwebel, former judge and president, International Court of Justice
Patricia Wald, former judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia