The ABA’s ICC Project welcomes Professor Alex Whiting to its Board of Advisors.
Washington D.C., Feb. 25, 2016 - The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights is pleased to announce that Professor Alex Whiting, Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School and former Prosecutions Coordinator at the International Criminal Court (ICC), has joined the Board of Advisors of the ABA’s ICC Project.
Former ABA President Michael S. Greco, Chair of the ABA Center for Human Rights, welcomed Prof. Whiting to the Board and said, “Prof. Whiting brings to the Project’s Board of Advisors innovative thinking, extensive practical experience, sound judgment and a long held commitment to international criminal justice. He will enhance significantly our ability to achieve the Project’s mandate, particularly as it relates to greater cooperation between the US and the ICC.”
Prior to teaching at Harvard Law School, Prof. Whiting oversaw prosecutions at the ICC in The Hague, The Netherlands from 2012 to 2013. He also served as Investigations Coordinator at the ICC from 2010 to 2012. With these experiences, Prof. Whiting is the highest-ranking American to have served at the Court. He joined the ICC as an experienced practitioner of international criminal law having served as a Trial Attorney and then a Senior Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague from 2002 to 2007. He was lead prosecution counsel in Prosecutor v. Fatmir Limaj, Isak Musliu, and Haradin Bala, Prosecutor v. Milan Martić, and Prosecutor v. Dragomir Miloševic.
Prof. Whiting also has extensive domestic criminal experience as a U.S. federal prosecutor for ten years, first with the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C., and then with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston. From 2007 to 2010, Prof. Whiting taught at Harvard Law School as Assistance Clinical Professor of Law. He has written extensively on international criminal justice as an academic and commentator, including as a contributor and editor of Just Security.
Prof. Whiting attended Yale College and Yale Law School, and clerked for Judge Eugene H. Nickerson of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The American Bar Association’s (ABA) International Criminal Court (ICC) Project is an independent initiative of the ABA Center for Human Rights that advances international criminal justice and US-ICC relations through advocacy, education and practical legal assistance. More information about the ABA’s ICC Project can be found at its website.