Legislative Testimony

PILPG members are frequently called upon to testify before the United States Congress as experts on a range of issues relating to international law.  PILPG member have testified on topics including the standards of military commissions and tribunals, policy opportunities in Southeastern Europe, accountability for war crimes, and more. Some examples from previous statements are included below.

Paul Williams testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats on creating a strategic framework for addressing the conflict between sovereignty and self-determination. Read more here → 

Testimony on: Earned Sovereignty 

Testimony by:     Paul Williams

Paul Williams provided a written testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on neo-trusteeship in South Sudan. Read more here → 

Testimony on: South Sudan

Testimony by:      Paul Williams

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MH17 attack

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Marieke de hoon

Marieke de Hoon, PILPG-NL Co-Director, testified in Dutch parliament regarding the MH17 attack.  Read more here → 

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Michael scharf

Michael Scharf, Co-Founder of PILPG, testified to the Subcommittee on International Operations of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the topic of the International Criminal Court as a U.S. national interest. Read more here → 

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James hooper

James R. Hooper,  former Managing Director of PILPG, provided insight on U.S. support of Serbian democratization, stressing its importance for the stability of the Balkans, the viability of the NATO alliance, and continued U.S. leadership in Europe following the Cold War. Read more here → 

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams, PILPG's Co-Founder and former Legal Advisor to the Kosovo Albanian Delegation to the Rambouillet/Paris Peace Negotiations, gave a testimony before the Sub-Committee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on prospects for long term peace in the Balkans. Read more here →