Libya and the ICC: In the Pursuit of Justice?

The ongoing post-conflict reconstruction process in Libya is reigniting a crucial debate among transitional justice advocates as to the role the International Criminal Court (ICC) can play in delivering justice and redress to victims of grave crimes. In the midst of the February 2011 revolution, the ICC opened an investigation into crimes allegedly committed in … Read more Libya and the ICC: In the Pursuit of Justice?

Morocco and the International Criminal Court: Balancing National and International Law

It has been twelve years since Morocco became a signatory to the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC) —the world’s first permanent international court to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. During this time, Morocco has continued to move forward in its commitment to upholding the rule of … Read more Morocco and the International Criminal Court: Balancing National and International Law

IWD 2011: The Significance of International Women’s Day in the Arab World

Improving women’s rights is crucial to achieving nearly all of the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals, the global development framework adopted by the UN in 2000 for improving people’s lives and combating poverty in a sustained and sustainable way by 2015. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, it is essential to emphasize the … Read more IWD 2011: The Significance of International Women’s Day in the Arab World

Promoting a Rule of Law Culture in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Leila Hanafi is a Moroccan-American national currently working as Staff Attorney and Programs Manager at the World Justice Project. She previously worked at the World Bank also won the World Bank Middle East and North Africa Innovation Fund Prize through which she led a legal empowerment initiative for young women in Morocco. Morocco’s recent reforms … Read more Promoting a Rule of Law Culture in the Middle East and North Africa Region