Eric A. Witte

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Eric A. Witte "is an independent consultant in the fields of human rights and transitional justice. In addition to occasional op-eds for DPC, his recent writings include an assessment of war crimes prosecutions at the Bosnian State Court for the Open Society Justice Initiative; the Europe and Middle East chapters of the Minority Rights Group’s State of the World’s Minorities 2007; the Africa and Middle East chapters of the same report for 2006; and a chapter on the interaction between war crimes prosecutions and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs for a forthcoming book by the International Center for Transitional Justice. Until June 2005 Eric spent nearly two years as political advisor and special assistant to the chief prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone where he focused on efforts to bring former Liberian president Charles Taylor to justice. Before that he worked on Balkan, African and transitional justice issues in Washington at the Coalition for International Justice, International Crisis Group, and Balkan Institute. In 2000, he co-founded the (now defunct) Democratization Policy Institute with Kurt Bassuener. He has a Magister Artium in political science from the University of Regensburg, Germany." [1]

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  1. Associates, Democratization Policy Council, accessed December 22, 2008.