Pursuing Human Rights Violators in America: the Office of Special Investigations at 25


Eli M. Rosenbaum

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February 22, 2006

Speaker: Eli M. Rosenbaum, Director of the Office of Special Investigations' Criminal Division at the United States Department of Justice

Presented by: Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights

The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and emerging war crimes •Nazis and other perpetrators of genocide, torture or extrajudicial killings are not welcomed here: a look back at a quarter century of prosecuting persecutors •Prosecuting persecutors: the future role of the OSI Eli M. Rosenbaum is the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals in world history, having served at the U.S. Department of Justice in that capacity for more than twenty years. Numerous Nazi criminals have been brought to justice and deported through his work in the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), which has won several distinguished awards under Mr. Rosenbaum's leadership, including one from the Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center.

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Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights

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Office of Special Investigations, genocide, Nazi war crimes, Nazi war criminals, international criminal law, international criminal prosecutions, torture, war crimes, extrajudicial killings


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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