Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni is a well-known name in the international legal community. He has been termed the “Godfather of International Criminal Law” and a “war crimes expert” by the media. Appropriate to M. Cherif Bassiouni’s reputation, the meeting brought together a number of leading experts in the field of human rights and international criminal law. The subsequent book, however, is not all Professor Bassiouni’s own work. It is a compilation of speeches and articles written by the gathered experts and others with, of course, an executive summary and an article written by Professor Bassiouni himself. Professor Bassiouni postulates that in this age of globalization, the center of gravity of human rights has, as it should, moved from internationalization to nationalization. And that, our globalized world is becoming less committed to the identification and enforcement of the common good and that in the next few decades, all of this may lead to a reconfiguration of the international community.