Stephen Rapp

Stephen Rapp

Stephen J. Rapp (born January 26 1949) is an American lawyer and has been the Chief Prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone since December 2006.

From 1993 to 2001, Rapp was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. In 2005, he became the Chief of Prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where he assisted Chief Prosecutor Hassan Bubacar Jallow in investigating violations of international criminal law in Rwanda during 1994. In December 2006, Rapp succeeded Desmond de Silva to become the third Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Rapp has also been a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives and a Staff Director and Counsel at the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.

External links

* [ Office of the Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone] : official Court biography

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