Diane Marie Amann

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Diane Marie Amann
Awards2013 Prominent Woman in International Law Award, Women International Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law;[1] 2010 American Bar Association Section on International Law Mayre Rasmussen Award for Advancement of Women in International Law;[2] 2005 Article of the Year in International Criminal Law;[3] 2000 Distinguished Teaching Award
Scientific career
FieldsInternational Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Children's Rights, National Security, Laws of War, Comparative Law, Criminal Law

Professor Diane Marie Amann is the Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law. She has served since mid-2017 as a Faculty Co-Director of the law school's Dean Rusk International Law Center, a position she took up after completing a two-and-a-half-year term as Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives. Additionally, she serves as an Affiliated Faculty Member at the University of Georgia African Studies Institute.[4]

Amann is an expert on the interaction of national, regional, and international legal regimes in efforts to combat atrocity and cross-border crime, in areas ranging from counterterrorism measures at Guantánamo to international criminal justice efforts at The Hague.[5] In December 2012, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda named Amann her Special Adviser on Children in and affected by Armed Conflict[6]; her service has included assisting in preparation of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor Policy on Children (2016).[7]

During her research-intensive Spring 2018 semester, Professor Amann was: a Visiting Researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and a Visiting Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford; an External Scientific Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European & Regulatory Procedural Law; and the inaugural Breslauer, Rutman & Anderson Research Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, Los Angeles.

Amann holds a Doctor honoris causa degree from Utrecht Universiteit in the Netherlands, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, an M.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.[8] She served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and practiced as a federal criminal defense attorney in San Francisco before entering academia.[9] Formerly Professor of Law and founding Director of the California International Law Center[10] at the University of California, Davis School of Law (Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall), she served as Vice President of the American Society of International Law[11] from 2009-2011 and as Chair of the Section on International Law of the Association of American Law Schools from 2009 to 2010.[12] She is a board member of the National Institute of Military Justice.[13] She is on the External Board of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster.

Amann is Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014).[14] In addition to her print publications,[15] Amann has blogged at EJIL: Talk!,[16] The New York Times' Room for Debate,[17] SCOTUSblog,[18] Slate's Convictions,[19] The Blog of Legal Times,[20] and The Huffington Post.[21] She was the founding editor and contributor of IntLawGrrls,[22] a blog that featured contributors from more than 300 judges, academics, students, and practitioners, from 2007 to 2012; subsequently, she launched a solo blog, Diane Marie Amann.[23]


  1. ^ http://ilg2.org/2013/04/04/international-law-and-the-future-of-peace/
  2. ^ http://intlawgrrls.blogspot.com/2010/03/intlawgrrl-receives-rasmussen-award.html
  3. ^ http://www.utrechtlawreview.org/publish/articles/000055/article.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.law.uga.edu/news/45509
  5. ^ http://www.law.uga.edu/profile/diane-marie-amann
  6. ^ http://www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/press%20and%20media/press%20releases/news%20and%20highlights/Pages/pr861.aspx
  7. ^ https://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/item.aspx?name=161115-otp-policy-children
  8. ^ http://www.law.uga.edu/profile/diane-marie-amann
  9. ^ http://www.law.uga.edu/profile/diane-marie-amann
  10. ^ California International Law Center
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2009-12-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ http://www.law.uga.edu/profile/diane-marie-amann
  13. ^ http://www.wcl.american.edu/nimj/advisors.cfm
  14. ^ http://www.asil.org/benchbook/
  15. ^ http://dianemarieamann.com/publications/
  16. ^ https://www.ejiltalk.org/author/dianemarieamann/
  17. ^ http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/guantanamo-bay/
  18. ^ http://www.scotusblog.com/author/diane-maire-amann/
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-03-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ http://legaltimes.typepad.com/justicestevens/
  21. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/authorarchive/?diane-marie-amann/2009/10/
  22. ^ http://www.intlawgrrls.com/
  23. ^ http://dianemarieamann.com/

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