Claudio Grossman
Claudio Grossman

International Criminal Court Appoints Professor Claudio Grossman as Special Adviser

November 4, 2021

In late October 2021, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan QC appointed American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman to serve as one of his Special Advisers.

Grossman is Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, and the Raymond Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law AUWCL. Grossman served as dean of the law school from 1995-2016, at which time he decided to return to the faculty. During Grossman's 21-year tenure as dean, AUWCL further developed its intellectual creativity, pursuing numerous initiatives, faculty hires, and programmatic events and curriculum.

Throughout his academic career, Grossman has contributed to promoting the rule of law, human rights and legal education in both international and domestic organizations.

"I am very honored by this appointment and the opportunity to work with such preeminent experts on achieving a world where international crimes are no longer possible,” said Grossman. “The ICC prosecutor’s efforts are crucial to ensure that no impunity will take place and addressing the most serious crimes affecting our world."

Prosecutor Khan previously appointed of 17 Special Advisers. Special Advisers to the Prosecutor are persons with outstanding professional credentials and expertise in their fields. They provide advice to the Prosecutor within their respective mandates as Special Advisers and may assist in training initiatives of the Office.

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