The trials that began at Nuremberg 75 years ago are duly famous for prosecuting Nazi leaders and thus demonstrating that perpetrators of atrocities may face international criminal punishment. The trials depended on well-known men like the Chief U.S. Prosecutor, Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson. Less well known are the many women who took part as lawyers and legal professionals, translators and interpreters, witnesses and journalists – in short, in nearly every post except judge. This presentation, to be delivered on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, will tell the stories of these women of the Nuremberg trials.
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Professor Amann’s scholarship examines international criminal justice, human and child rights, constitutional law, and security governance. Keenly interested in women as creators and shapers of international law, Professor Amann researches the roles they played – as lawyers and legal aides, journalists and artists, interpreters and translators – in post-World War II proceedings. Her book on women at the Nuremberg trial before the International Military Tribunal is under contract with Oxford University Press.
Formerly Professor of Law, Martin Luther King Jr. Hall Research Scholar, and Director of the California International Law Center at the University of California-Davis School of Law, Professor Amann has been a visiting professor or researcher at Oxford University Faculty of Law’s Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and Mansfield College, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of California-Berkeley and UCLA law schools, Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland-Galway. She earned her J.D. degree from Northwestern, M.A. in political science from UCLA, and B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before practicing federal criminal defense, she clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and for U.S. District Judge Prentice H. Marshall in Chicago.
She has served since 2012 as the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict, and is a member of the American Law Institute and a Counsellor and past Vice President of the American Society of International Law.
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