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          Friday, December 06, 2013

          International Human Rights Scholar Naomi Roht-Arriaza Promoted to Distinguished Professor

          Distinguished Professorships are awarded to senior faculty who have built a national reputation in their field.
          Naomi Roht-Arriaza

          Naomi Roht-Arriaza

          An expert in International Human Rights Law, Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor by a vote of the faculty, and confirmed by a second vote from the Board of Directors. Distinguished Professorships are awarded to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship over their careers; it is the highest academic rank at UC Hastings.

          A distinguished professorship is a senior tenured position of regular faculty with a national reputation and substantial experience in legal education. “Professor Roht-Arriaza is uniformly recognized as one of the most respected and influential scholars in the field of international human rights law,” the Committee wrote, “and, in particular, in the study of transitional justice.”

          “UC Hastings professors as a whole exemplify engaged scholarship,” said Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu. "The corpus of work that Naomi Roht-Arriaza has produced over her career is a stellar example of the careful study, rigorous scholarship, and practical application of ideas that sets UC Hastings professors apart."

          “Professor Roht-Arriaza joins the ranks of UC Hastings' Distinguished Professors as a scholar of the first order in the rapidly maturing field of international human rights law,” said Provost and Academic Dean Elizabeth L. Hillman. “Her work has revealed the uneven landscape of justice in the aftermath of repressive regimes and articulated legal frameworks for accountability. Professor Roht-Arriaza's tremendous energy and dedication has inspired students and scholars alike, here at UC Hastings and around the world."

          "I was deeply honored to be selected by the Faculty for this promotion,” said Professor Roht-Arriaza. “I have spent my career working hard to achieve some justice for disenfranchised and marginalized groups internationally, and it is extremely rewarding to see that work acknowledged and rewarded."

          About Professor Roht-Arriaza

          Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza grew up in New York and Latin America, including stints in Chile, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. She earned a BA from UC Berkeley, a MA from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, and a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge James Browning of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. During 1991 to 1992, Professor Roht-Arriaza was the first Riesenfeld Fellow in International Law and Organizations at UC Berkeley School of Law.

          Professor Roht-Arriaza is the author of The Pinochet Effect: Transnational Justice in the Age of Human Rights (2005) and Impunity and Human Rights in International Law and Practice (1995), and coeditor of Transitional Justice in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Truth versus Justice (2006). She is a coauthor of The International Legal System: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press 2010). She continues to write on accountability, both state and corporate, for human rights violations as well as on other human rights, international criminal law and global environmental issues. In 2011 she was a Democracy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and in 2012 she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Botswana.

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