Bonavero Discussion Group and Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group are co-hosting a discussion with William A. Schabas, Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, on his latest book, The Trial of the Kaiser, an account of the attempted prosecution of Kaiser Wilhelm II after the First World War.

This book is a lively and engaging account of the attempted prosecution by the Allied Forces of the fallen German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II. This book sheds light on perhaps the most important international trial that never was. It explores the origins of international criminal justice, shedding light on contemporary developments in international prosecutions, such as the establishment of the International Criminal Court.

Professor William A. Schabas is Professor of International Law at Middlesex University in London. He is also Professor of International Human Law and Human Rights at Leiden University, Emeritus Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Honorary Chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, invited Visiting Scholar at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Politiques), Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, Visiting fellow of Kellogg College of the University of Oxford, Visiting Fellow of Northumbria University, and Professeur Associé at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Professor Schabas is a 'door tenant' at the chambers of 9 Bedford Row, in London.

Professor Schabas holds BA and MA degrees in history from the University of Toronto and LLB, LLM and LLD degrees from the University of Montreal, as well as honorary doctorates in law from several universities. He is the author of more than twenty books dealing in whole or in part with international human rights law and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.