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Leila Sadat

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

Leila Nadya Sadat has served as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor since 2012. A renowned and internationally known international law scholar, she is one of the world’s foremost authorities in the fields of public international law, international criminal law, human rights, and foreign affairs. She has published more than 160 books and articles in leading journals, academic presses, and media outlets throughout the world and regularly lectures and teaches abroad. She received  Washington University’s Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Faculty Award in recognition of her leadership of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a ground-breaking project to write the world’s first treaty on crimes against humanity. She is the current President of the International Law Association (American  Branch), Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on International Law, and a member of the American Law Institute and the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations. She is currently a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.


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