Responsibility and the International Criminal Court


Lecturer: Diane Marie Amann( the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law)

Time:14:30 June 5, 2012

Venue: Moot Court of THU Law School

Host: Professor Jia Bingbing, THU

Summary of the Lecture: Responsibility is a commonly used term in international law which can denote duty, blame, mutual benefit and many other meanings. The multiple denotations of responsibility are of great importance to analyzing the role International Criminal Tribunal plays on the global stage. The lecture, by reference to the submission and non-submission of the Security Council of the UN, the ruling on Lubanga case, and other latest development of the International Criminal Tribunal, is to explore the term at different levels.

About the Lecturer: Diane Marie Amann is the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law. Before she went to work in the University of Georgia, she was Professor of Law and founding Director of the California International Law Center at the University of California, Davis School of Law. She lectures on international criminal law, the law of war, international public law and constitution. She published more than forty essays in English, French and Italian and was the winner of the Best International Criminal Law Essay Award in the year of 2005 with her Abu Ghraib.

Professor Amann was once assistant to U.S. District Court Judge Prentice H. Marshal and also U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. She served as Vice President of the American Society of International Law and as Chair of the Section on International Law of the Association of American Law Schools. She received the Mayre Rasmussen Award by the American Bar Association International Law Division for advancing women's status in international law in 2010.

She 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.