William Shawcross CVO


Former Chair of the Charity Commission, William Shawcross CVO, is a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange. His focus of study is extremism in public life, including anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim prejudice, as part of a new book project he is working on.

Mr Shawcross was a Member of the Council of the Disasters Emergency Committee; board member of the International Crisis Group; and a member of the UN High Commission for Refugees’s Informal Advisory Group. His previous books include the official biography of the Queen Mother and Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and The Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
William’s knowledge of international justice stretches from early boyhood. His father, Hartley, was Chief British Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials and served in the Attlee Government.

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