Leila Sadat is a Buffett Institute Distinguished Visitor and a human rights expert specializing in international criminal law and foreign affairs. As the founder and chair of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative at the Harris Institute, she helped draft a convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity, which is currently being debated by the UN International Law Commission. In 2012, Sadat was named Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
She recently directed the documentary, "Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity."
Sadat is a professor of law at Washington University and the director of its Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. Her areas of focus include international crimes and amnesties, gender crimes and sexual violence, legal questions surrounding America’s drone wars, and the war in Syria.
— 5:00 p.m. Screening, Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity
— 6:00 p.m. Panel discussion with Buffett affiliates Juliet Sorensen and David Scheffer
— 7:00 p.m. Reception
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