Emeritus Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni was a pillar of our DePaul Law community. He was known as the father of international criminal law due his immense contributions to the field. He worked tirelessly to bring peace and justice to the world through the expansion and strengthening of international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. His dedication to the drafting of the Rome Statute, which established the International Criminal Court, earned him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. In addition, Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni garnered dozens of international awards including 11 medals of honor and 10 honorary degrees.
A more in-depth article regarding Emeritus Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni's international achievements can be read here.