Diane Orentlicher

Diane Orentlicher is Professor of International Law at the Washington College of Law, American University, and Co-Director of the law school’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian law. Professor Orentlicher has published widely in the fields of transitional justice and international justice. Her book Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY’s Impact in Bosnia and Serbia (OUP 2018 and 2019), explores the evolving impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the countries most affected by its work, and the factors that account for its changing impact over time. She has served as Deputy for War Crimes Issues in the U.S. Department of State; Special Advisor to the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe; and Independent Expert on Combating Impunity on appointment by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.  In the last capacity, Professor Orentlicher updated the United Nations Set of Principles on Combating Impunity, a “soft law” instrument in the field of transitional justice.

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