External Advisory Board: Patricia V. Sellers

Patricia V. Sellers

Patricia V. Sellers

International criminal attorney


Patricia Viseur Sellers is an international criminal attorney and a special advisor for prosecution strategies to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

She is also a visiting fellow at Kellogg College of Oxford University, where she lectures on international criminal law.

Sellers has served as a legal advisor and a trial attorney at the International Criminal Tribunals in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. She has also served as an expert consultant to U.N. bodies addressing children and armed conflict, gender and women’s rights, and internal investigations.

Sellers has advised the Open Society Justice Initiative on issues relating to crimes against humanity charges against Haiti’s former president, Jean Claude Duvalier. She has lectured extensively and authored many articles on gender and sexual violence under international criminal law.

The recipient of multiple awards for her work, including the American Society of International Law’s Prominent Women in Law award, Sellers holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University.