Former Fellow, 2000-2001
American University, Washington College of Law
Diane Orentlicher is Professor of Law and Director of the War Crimes Research Office at American University. Professor Orentlicher's scholarship has focused on the problems of accountability for mass atrocities, transitions to democracy, and the relationship between ethnic identity and political participation. She is co-editor, with Louis Henkin, Gerald L. Neuman and David W. Leebron, of Human Rights (Foundation Press, 1999). Professor Orentlicher holds an A.B. from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. At Princeton, she will write a book that explores recent developments in international criminal law, including the Spanish/British proceedings against former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet and the preparations for an international criminal court.
While on sabbatical leave during Academic Year 2006-07, Professor Orentlicher is researching the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the countries formerly constituting Yugoslav Republics. She will also undertake an in-depth project on amnesties on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Genocide, in Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (2d. ed., W.W. Norton Press forthcoming 2007).
"Whose Justice? Reconciling Universal Jurisdiction with Democratic Principles," 92 Geo L.J. 1057 (2004).