Category:International criminal law scholars
Pages in category "International criminal law scholars"
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Hannah Arendt – Johanna Hannah Arendt was a German-born Jewish American political theorist. She escaped Europe during the Holocaust, becoming an American citizen and her works deal with the nature of power and the subjects of politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. The Hannah Arendt Prize is named in her honor, Arendt was born into a secular family of German Jews in Linden, the daughter of Martha and Paul Arendt. She grew up in Königsberg and Berlin, at the University of Marburg, she studied philosophy with Martin Heidegger. Arendts family was assimilated and she later remembered, With us from Germany. You can hardly realize how serious we were about it, Arendt came to define her Jewish identity negatively after encountering antisemitism as an adult. Arendt later wrote about Varnhagen that she was my very closest woman friend, during the philosophy course taught by Heidegger, she fell in love with her married professor, and a relationship began. In 1929, when Heidegger failed to recognize her at a station, Arendt was devastated, writing, When I was a small child. I had read the tale about Dwarf Nose, whose nose gets so long nobody recognizes him anymore. My mother pretended that had happened to me, I still vividly recall the blind terror with which I kept crying, but I am your child, I am your Hannah. —That is what it was like today. In 1929, in Berlin, she married Günther Stern, later known as Günther Anders, the dissertation was published in 1929. In 1932, Arendt was deeply troubled by reports that Heidegger was speaking at National Socialist meetings, Heidegger wrote back to her and in his letter did not seek to deny the rumors, and merely assured her that his feelings for her were unchanged. Arendt was prevented from habilitating because she was Jewish and she researched antisemitism for some time before being arrested and briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo in 1933. While in France, she worked to support and aid Jewish refugees, in 1937, she was stripped of her German citizenship. In 1940, she married the German poet and Marxist philosopher Heinrich Blücher, like many others, Arendt was able to leave Gurs after a few weeks, and left France in 1941 with her husband and her mother, traveling via Portugal to the United States. They relied on visas illegally issued by the American diplomat Hiram Bingham, varian Fry, another American humanitarian, paid for their travel and helped obtain the visas. Upon arriving in New York, Arendt became active in the German-Jewish community, from 1941 to 1945, she wrote a column for the German-language Jewish newspaper Aufbau. From 1944, she directed research for the Commission of European Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, during World War II, Arendt worked for Youth Aliyah, a Zionist organization, which saved thousands of children from the Holocaust and settled them in the British Mandate of Palestine
2. Amal Clooney – Amal Clooney is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specializing in international law and human rights. Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition and she has also represented the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. She is married to the American actor George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin was born in Beirut, Lebanon. However, during the 1980s Lebanese Civil War, the Alamuddin family left Lebanon and settled in Gerrards Cross and she was two years old at the time. She has three siblings—one sister, Tala, and two half-brothers, Samer and Ziad, from her fathers first marriage, Clooney attended Dr Challoners High School, a girls grammar school located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. She then studied at St. Hughs College, Oxford, where she received an Exhibition, in 2000, Clooney graduated with a BA degree in Jurisprudence from St. Hughs College, Oxford. The following year, in 2001, she entered New York University School of Law to study for the LLM degree and she received the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award for excellence in entertainment law. For one semester while at NYU, she worked in the office of Sonia Sotomayor, Clooney is qualified to practice as a lawyer in the United States and the United Kingdom. She was admitted to the Bar in New York in 2002 and she has also practised at international courts in The Hague including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Clooney worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City for three years as part of the Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, where her clients included Enron, in 2004, she completed a judicial clerkship at the International Court of Justice. She clerked under Judge Vladen S. Vereshchetin from Russia, Judge Nabil Elaraby from Egypt and she was subsequently based in The Hague working in the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Clooney returned to Britain in 2010, where she became a barrister in London at Doughty Street Chambers, for the spring 2015 and 2016 academic semesters, Clooney was a visiting faculty member and a senior fellow with Columbia Law Schools Human Rights Institute. She was a co-professor with Sarah H. Cleveland in Clevelands course on human rights, as of 2011, Clooney was assisting the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the arbitration between Merck Sharp and Dohme and the Republic of Ecuador. Starting in 2014, Clooney represented Canadian Al Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy who and he was eventually sentenced to three years in prison and lost a retrial in August 2015 before finally being pardoned by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In August 2014, Clooney declined a UN commission In October 2014, in May 2015, Greece decided to stop legal proceedings to recover the sculptures and dismissed her as their brief. In January 2015, Clooney began work on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and she is representing Armenia on behalf of Doughty Street Chambers along with Geoffrey Robertson QC. She is representing Armenia in the case against Doğu Perinçek, whose 2007 conviction for genocide denial and racial discrimination was overturned in Perinçek v. Switzerland, a minor internet frenzy resulted from her bon mot prior to the 28 January 2015 hearing. In response to a journalist pestering her over what designer gown she would be wearing in court, arroyo was a sitting Pampanga congresswoman at the time
3. Ben Emmerson – Ben Emmerson, QC is a British lawyer, specialising in European human rights law, public international law and international criminal law. Within the UK he is a deputy High Court Judge, a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple, in 2014 he was appointed Counsel for the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales, but was suspended from duty and then resigned in September 2016. Born in Kent, his father Brian Emmerson was finance director of the Stock Exchange in London and he attended Douai School and Bristol University, and was called to the bar in 1986. Until 1999 Emmerson was a member of Doughty Street Chambers, in April 2000 he was appointed Queens Counsel. In the late 1990s, Emmerson represented the Bolton 7, a group of men who had engaged in group sex but were prosecuted for gross indecency. At the time, it was illegal for men to have sex with each other if more than two men were present, since it was deemed to be an act, however, group sex was legal for heterosexuals. In 1999 he successfully represented at the ECHR two of four members of the British Armed Forces who had been dismissed for their sexual orientation. The UK government was ordered to pay compensation and decided to put on all other investigations into homosexuals that it was conducting. The Guardian called it a decision, while David Pannick QC called it a welcome victory for reason over pure prejudice. Emmerson argued that the response had been disproportionate, that sense was required to avoid the law ending up looking silly. Emmerson is currently the British judge on the Residual Mechanism of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and he has previously acted as Special Adviser to the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and Special Adviser to the international judges of the UN backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia. In June 2011 he was elected by the UN Human Rights Council as UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism, in this capacity he reports annually to the UN General Assembly, the UN Human Rights Council and relevant entities established by the Security Council. He also conducts country visits and reports, and provides technical, in 2014, Emmerson was appointed Counsel for the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales. On 28 September 2016, he was suspended from duty, the inquiry said it had become very concerned about aspects of his leadership of his team. Emmerson has written and lectured widely on the European Convention on Human Rights and he was formerly the editor of the European Human Rights Law Review and is co-author, with Professor Andrew Ashworth QC of the leading text on the application of the Convention in criminal cases. Since 1995 he has been human rights editor of Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice, in 1999, The Lawyer listed Emmerson as one of the top five criminal barristers in the UK. He was described as a goliath in the area of human rights law, in 2002, The Observer described Emmerson as one of the most dynamic group of lawyers working in Britain today. Edward Fitzgerald said that he was an intense and extremely forceful advocate
4. Leila Nadya Sadat – Leila Nadya Sadat is the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law and the Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. She is also the director and co-founder of the Summer Institute for International Law and she has spearheaded the international effort to establish this new global convention. Sadat was recently elected to membership in the U. S, on December 12,2012, Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court appointed Sadat as her Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity. Sadat received her B. A. from Douglass College, her J. D. from Tulane Law School and holds degrees from Columbia University School of Law. She is bilingual in French and English, as a scholar, teacher, and author, Sadat has contributed to the establishment and study of the International Criminal Court. She was a delegate to the U. N. Sadat is known for her work in Public International Law and she was nominated by then Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt and appointed by Congress. Sadat currently serves as Vice-President of the International Law Association and the International Association of Penal Law, and is a member of the American Law Institute. Prior to entering law teaching, Sadat practiced law for five years in Paris, France and she was also a stagiaire at the Cour de Cassation and Conseil d’Etat. Sadat has published more than 75 articles and books and she also has written many op-eds and is a regular contributor on ASIL Blog and Intlawgrrls Blog. She also authors the blog Windows on the World and contributes to the blog Lex lata, Sadat is widely considered one of the leading international legal experts on crimes against humanity. Louis, The American Foreign Law Association in New York, Indiana University and University of Minnesota Law School, in April 2015, Leila Sadat presented on the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. S. S. War on Terror,37 Denver J. Intl L.539 Shattering the Nuremberg Consensus, Policy Towards the International Criminal Court,21 Wisconsin International Law Journal 557 Do All Arabs Really Look Alike