Author Archives: Nancy Amoury Combs

About Nancy Amoury Combs

Nancy Amoury Combs is the Ernest W. Goodrich Professor of Law and the Kelly Professor of Teaching Excellence at William and Mary Law School. She also directs the Law School’s Human Security Law Center. Professor Combs has written extensively on topics in international law and international criminal justice, publishing two books and approximately 30 articles, book chapters and essays appearing in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, the American Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, and the Chicago Journal of International Law, among many others. Professor Combs earned her PhD from Leiden University and her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where she graduated first in her class. She served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court and to Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Directly before joining the faculty at William and Mary Law School, Professor Combs served as legal advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.

Deconstructing the Epistemic Challenges to Mass Atrocity Prosecutions

This post is part of a symposium, Doing Justice to Truth in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. All currently available contributions to the symposium can be found here. A PDF of this post can be downloaded here. This post briefly summarizes a full-length law review article that will appear in volume 75 of the Washington & Lee Law Review. International criminal law faces unprecedented challenges. Some of these challenges generate widespread publicity whereas others are less well-publicized but just as concerning. The not-very-well-publicized challenge that Continue reading →