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News Posted on August 30, 2010

International Prosecutor Dan Saxon '88 to Teach at Cambridge

Dan Saxon '88Dan Saxon, a 1988 King Hall alumnus and longtime international prosecutor, will be a Visiting Professor of Law at Cambridge University in England this academic year. He will teach International Humanitarian Law and serve as a Fellow at Cambridge's Wolfson College.

Since 1998, Saxon has been a prosecutor in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, headquartered at The Hague, Netherlands. He was a member of the trial team that prosecuted Slobodan Milosevic, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; the trial ended with Milosevic's untimely death in 2006. A Senior Prosecutor since 2006, Saxon has led the prosecutions of the former Minister of Interior of Macedonia and the former Chief of the General Staff of the Army of Yugoslavia.

After receiving his J.D. from King Hall, Saxon was a Deputy District Attorney in Reno, Nevada. In 1995, he earned his LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame Law School, then spent nearly five years working in Guatemala. There he helped establish the Archbishop of Guatemala's Human Rights Office, for which he served as the Legal Adviser, and helped investigate and prosecute the first trials of Guatemalan military officers for abuses committed against civilians during the country's long-running civil war. In 1998, Saxon received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the King Hall Class of 1988.

Saxon is the author of To Save Her Life: Disappearance, Deliverance and the United States in Guatemala, published by the University of California Press in 2007.