UGA law professor to work for international criminal court
9:54 am, January 23rd, 2013
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has named a University of Georgia law professor to be her adviser on children affected by armed conflict.
Diane Marie Amann will advise the office of Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on policies, training and awareness, according to the university. She will also represent the office at speaking engagements.
Amann teaches public international law, international criminal law and the laws of war at the University of Georgia School of Law. She joined the UGA law school faculty in 2011 from the University of California, Davis, where she was a law professor and the founding director of the California International Law Center.
Amman’s research and writing focuses on the interaction of national, regional and international legal regimes in their efforts to combat atrocities and cross-border crime, according to the university.
Amann is one of three special advisers announced by Bensouda.
“I have no doubt their contributions to the work of the office and the fight to end impunity for the world’s worst crimes will be invaluable,” Bensouda said.
The advisers work on a pro-bono basis.
The International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, Netherlands, prosecutes individuals for war crimes and crimes against humanity.