Ms. Patricia Viseur Sellers is an international criminal lawyer. She is the Special Adviser on Gender to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Court.
Ms. Sellers is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University's Kellogg College where she teaches International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law. She is a Practicing Professor at the London School of Economics and a Senior Researcher at the University of California Center for Human Rights in Berkeley.
She was the Gender Legal Adviser, Acting Head of the Legal Advisory Section and a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from 1994 until February 2007 and the Gender Legal Adviser at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) from 1995-1999.
She developed the legal strategies, and was a member of the prosecution teams of Akayesu, Furundzija and Kunarac. These landmark judicial decisions remain the pre-imminent international legal standards for interpreting sexual violence as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture and slavery.
She is the recipient of the Outstanding Women in International Law award from the American Society of International Law.