Wayne State University

Lada Soljan

Lada Soljan is an Appeals Counsel in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), where she has worked since 2005.  She had previously served as a Legal Officer and Associate Legal Officer in the Tribunal’s Trial Division.   As Trial Counsel Ms. Soljan was a member of the Prosecution trial team in Prosecutor v. Popovic et al., a case involving seven men charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to the fall of Eastern Bosnian enclaves of Srebrenica and Zepa in the summer of 1995. The Trial Judgment in this case was issued on 10 June 2010, and resulted in convictions for all seven accused, including two convictions for genocide and a conviction for aiding and abetting genocide,.

In 1999 Ms. Sojan served as a research assistant for Professor Bruno Simma, Chair of the International Law department at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.   Prior to joining the ICTY, Ms. Soljan practiced private international litigation for five years in New York City. She has worked on a number of pro bono asylum cases and consulted on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and on national laws implementing the Statue. She has written and lectured widely on issues in private and public international law.

Ms. Soljan holds a BA cum laude and phi beta kappa from Smith College (1996) and a JD from NYU School of Law (1999).

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