Professor Leila Nadya Sadat

James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Washington University School of Law

Leila Sadat

Leila Nadya Sadat has served as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor from 2012-2023 and was recently appointed as a U.S. expert to the OSCE Moscow Mechanism. She is currently a Fellow at the Schell Center for Human Rights at Yale Law School A renowned scholar, she is one of the world’s foremost authorities in the fields of public international law, international criminal, human rights, and foreign affairs. She has more than 170 publications to her name and regularly lectures and teaches abroad. She received Washington University’s Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Faculty Award in recognition of her leadership of the Crimes Against Initiative, a ground-breaking project she launched that wrote the world’s first treaty on crimes against humanity and continues to work for its adoption by the United Nations. She is the current Chair of the International Law Association (American Branch), and a member of the American Law Institute and the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations.