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Leila Nadya Sadat

James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law; Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor

Leila Nadya Sadat currently serves as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor. Trained in the common law and civil law systems, she is an internationally recognized authority and prolific scholar writing in the fields of public international law, international criminal law, human rights and foreign affairs. She has published more than 150 books and articles in leading journals, academic presses, and media outlets throughout the world and regularly lectures and teaches abroad. She is the Director of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a ground-breaking project to write the world’s first global treaty on crimes against humanity, and the current President of the International Law Association (American Branch) as well as a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute.


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