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Eliott Behar grew up in Toronto. A long-standing interest in human rights and criminal justice led him to a career as a Crown Attorney where he prosecuted cases ranging from fraud to murder. In 2008 he became a war crimes prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. He now lives in San Francisco. 

Award History

2015 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for Tell It to the World: International Justice and the Secret Campaign to Hide Mass Murder in Kosovo

Jury Citation

“With clarity and precision, Eliott Behar peels back the layers of deceit, cover-up, and atrocity that surround the ethnic cleansing of predominantly Muslim Albanians perpetrated by Serbia in the province of Kosovo. Tell It to the World reads partly like a mystery novel and partly like a courtroom drama, while still providing a plea from the heart to reconsider how ideas of ‘justice’ and ‘injustice’ have been used to enflame hatreds and political violence from the former Yugoslavia to Rwanda. A powerful and important book.” – 2015 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Stevie Cameron, Will Ferguson, and JJ Lee)