M. Cherif Bassiouni

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Bassiouni at DePaul University in 2005

Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni (1937 – 25 September 2017) was an Egyptian-born American Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University where he taught from 1964-2012. He was born in Cairo, Egypt.

Bassiouni has served in numerous United Nations positions and served as the Consultant to the US Department of State and Justice on many projects. He was a founding member of the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University which was established in 1990. He served as President from 1990-1997 and then President Emeritus.

In 1999, Bassiouni was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of international criminal justice and for his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court. He did not win as Médecins Sans Frontières received the award in 1999.

Bassiouni died of multiple myeloma in Chicago, Illinois on 25 September 2017 at the age of 79.[1]

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  1. "DePaul's M. Cherif Bassiouni, global 'champion of justice,' dead at 79".