Staff > Susana Sacouto
Susana SáCouto is Professorial Lecturer-in-Residence at WCL, where she teaches courses on advanced topics in international criminal law and procedure, gender and human rights law and international legal responses to women affected by conflict. She is also Director of the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO), which promotes the development and enforcement of international criminal and humanitarian law, and Director of WCL’s Summer Law Program in The Hague, which offers JD and LLM students the opportunity for intensive study in international criminal law in The Hague. In addition, Ms. SáCouto has served as a faculty member at the Summer Program of WCL’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, where she co-taught a course on international justice for violations of human rights and humanitarian law. Ms. SáCouto’s background includes extensive practical and academic experience in the fields of human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Prior to joining the WCRO, Ms. SáCouto directed the Legal Services Program at Women Empowered Against Violence and clerked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Center for Human Rights Legal Action in Guatemala. She also served as co-chair of the Women’s International Law Interest Group of the American Society for International Law (2006-2009 term), and was awarded The Women’s Law Center 22nd Annual Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award for significant contributions to women’s rights.
Her most recent publications include: Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: A Feminist Project?, 18 MICH. J. GENDER & L. (forthcoming Jan. 2012) and Introduction to Amicus Brief on The Practice of Cumulative Charging before International Criminal Bodies, submitted by the War Crimes Research Office to the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, 22 CRIM. L. FORUM (online Jun. 2011; hardcopy Sept. 2011).
Degrees & Universities
B.A., Brown University
M.AL.D, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
J.D., Northeastern University Law School