Ronald C. Slye is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. He teaches, writes, and consults in the areas of public international law, international criminal law, transitional justice, and international human rights law. Most recently, from August 2009 to August 2013 he was chosen by Kofi Annan to be one of three international Commissioners for the Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. He is a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, and was an international consultant to the South African Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission. At Seattle University he previously served as Director of the Law School’s International and Comparative Programs, the Center for Global Justice, and the Global Justice in South Africa summer program, which he helped to create.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Slye was an assistant professor and Robert Cover Fellow in the clinical program at Yale Law School, where he taught an interdisciplinary transactional clinical course focusing on homelessness and housing, as well as immigration law and poverty law. He also served as associate director of Yale’s Orville H. Schell, Jr., Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School and taught in Yale’s international human rights law clinic. Professor Slye was a visiting professor at the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa from 1996-97 and, while there, served as legal consultant to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is currently writing a book on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its amnesty process, and a book on the Kenyan Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission.