Leila Nadya Sadat

Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law

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The director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Sadat is an internationally recognized human rights expert specializing in international criminal law and justice.

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Leila Sadat

Global Trumpism, Week 35: Celebrating peace in the shadow of the mushroom cloud

Today is the International Day of Peace at the United Nations. It is celebrated with a theme, with meetings, with videos, and is undertaken each year with a view to bringing the voice of peace into the halls of the United Nations during the Organization’s plenary opening sessions each year. It is a beautiful event. I had the opportunity to be present the day before to moderate an important event on the eve of International Peace Day entitled “Completing the Legacy of Nuremberg: Activating the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court Over the Crime of Aggression in 2017.”
Leila Sadat

WashU Expert: ISIS genocide declaration key step on road to prosecution

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry this week said that the United States has determined ISIS’ actions against Yazidis and other minority groups in Iraq and Syria constitute genocide. The allegations of genocide by the United States government reinforce similar findings made last year by United Nations bodies and provide a clear path for ISIS leaders to be tried in international and domestic courts for their crimes, said Leila Sadat, an expert on crimes against humanity in the School of Law.