Eliott Behar developed an early interest in international human rights, criminal justice and human psychology. Following his graduation from law school he became a Crown Attorney in Toronto, where he prosecuted cases ranging from fraud to murder, argued numerous complex appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal, appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada, and provided legal advice to the Attorney General on issues ranging from hate crimes to child abductions.
In 2008, Eliott became a war crimes prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, an experience that provided the impetus for his book, Tell it to the World. After his trial was completed he returned to Canada, where he worked with a small, specialized trial unit prosecuting police officers charged with serious criminal offences.
Finalist, The Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Award for Nonfiction, 2015
Agent: David Bennett