Ambassador Pierre Richard Prosper

Class of 19XX | 2014 Inductee
Ambassador Pierre Richard Prosper served as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues from 2001 to 2005. As one of the President’s envoys and senior diplomats, Ambassador Prosper conducted diplomatic negotiations with heads of states and senior government officials from over 60 countries and visited conflict zones to secure peace, stability, and the rule of law.  

Ambassador Prosper also played a key role in developing policy to confront terrorism. Form 1996 to late 1998, he prosecuted the first ever case of genocide under the 1948 Convention not he Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and broke new ground in international law by convincing the Untied Nations tribunal to recognize rape committed in a time of conflict as an act of genocide and a crime against humanity.