John Clint Williamson

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"Ambassador Williamson, a career federal prosecutor, serves as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, a post to which he was confirmed by the U. S. Senate on June 29, 2006. Immediately prior to his appointment at the Department of State, Ambassador Williamson served as the Acting Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Relief, Stabilization, and Development at the National Security Council. From 2003 to early-2006, he served as the Director for Stability Operations on the NSC staff.

"Early in his posting to the NSC, Ambassador Williamson served a rotation in Baghdad as the first Senior Adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice. From late 2001 through 2002, he served in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations as the Director of the Department of Justice for the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), overseeing the justice and prison systems for the UN-administered province.

"From 1994 to 2001, he worked as a Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. Prior to joining the ICTY, Ambassador Williamson served as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Section and as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans." [1]

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  1. Save Darfur Coalition Board, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2012.