UCL Faculty of Laws


Hybrid | No Exit at Nuremberg: The Postwar Order As Stage for 21st-Century Global Insecurity

14 June 2022, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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This lecture will be delivered by Professor Diane Marie Amann (University of Georgia)

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UCL Faculty of Laws
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens

Speaker: Prof. Diane Marie Amann (University of Georgia)

Chair: Dr Martins Paparinskis (UCL Laws)

About the lecture

The armed conflict in Ukraine has exposed, yet again, insecurities at the core of post-World War II efforts to bring order to a restive globe. New, however, have been the nearly instant calls to assure accountability for the crimes of this conflict – even to establish a Nuremberg-like tribunal on the crime of aggression. In light of these developments, this talk investigates the relationship of international criminal justice to security. It finds insights both in the experiences of persons who worked at the 1945-46 International Military Tribunal and in an existentialist play that amassed international acclaim even as that first Nuremberg trial unfolded. Consciously embedded within the Allies’ overall security enterprise, international criminal proceedings reflected contradictions of that larger endeavour and thus contributed to its legacy of insecurity.

About the Speaker

Diane Marie Amann is Regents’ Professor of International Law, Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, and Faculty Co-Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law. A scholar of international criminal justice, human rights, laws of war, and security governance, she served as Special Adviser to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict 2012-21, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds leadership posts in the American and European societies of international law. In Summer 2022, Amann is a Visiting Academic at University College London Faculty of Laws, working on her book, under contract with Oxford University Press, on lawyers and other women professionals at the first Nuremberg trial. Previous posts include Visiting Researcher at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and Visiting Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford University Faculty of Law.

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