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 NajwaNabti2 Najwa Nabti

Areas of Expertise: Conflict-related sexual violence, Genocide, Gender-based persecution, International criminal courts and tribunals

Najwa Nabti specializes in international criminal law and pursuing accountability and redress for gender-based violence. For seven years she worked in The Hague, Netherlands, where she served as an appeals prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). She has advocated for the recognition of harm to female victims of conflict-related atrocities, including serious bodily and mental harm to survivors of the Srebrenica genocide, and establishing responsibility for sexual violence as a foreseeable consequence of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. Nabti's work at the ICTY built on prior experience in seeking redress for victims of sexual and domestic violence in the United States and Thailand. She has lectured and authored papers and book chapters on sexual violence as acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide, and the pursuit of accountability through civil and criminal means. Nabti graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, and clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Stephen McNamee, and Judges Hisashi Owada and Peter Tomka at the International Court of Justice.




 MonicaJCasper Monica Casper

Areas of Expertise: feminist theory and praxis, critical body studies, sociology of health and illness, science and technology studies, critical trauma studies, disability studies, feminist publishing 

Monica J. Casper is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. She is also an affiliated faculty member in the School of Sociology and in Africana Studies. Her scholarly and teaching interests include gender, race, bodies, reproduction, health, sexuality, disability, and trauma. She has published several books, including the award-winning The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery and most recently, The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections, with Lisa Jean Moore. Her co-edited volume Critical Trauma Studies is forthcoming from NYU Press, and her manuscript Abbreviated Lives: The Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality is under contract with UC Press in its “Reproductive Justice” series. She is founding co-editor of the NYU Press book series “Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the 21st Century,” as well as a managing editor of The Feminist Wire and editor/publisher of TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism. Her creative nonfiction and fiction has been published in a variety of journals, and she was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. More information can be found at www.monicajcasper.com.

 BillSimmons Photo  William Simmons

Areas of Expertise: Human Rights Education, omen's Rights (Violence against Women), U.S.-Mexico Border Region, Innovative Applications of Human Rights Law

William Paul Simmons is Professor in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. His research is highly interdisciplinary; using theoretical, legal, and empirical approaches to study social justice and human rights issues. His recent book, Human Rights Law and the Marginalized Other (Cambridge UP, 2011) examines the potential for reinvigorating human rights law from the perspectives of marginalized peoples.  With Carol Mueller he has edited Binational Human Rights: The U.S.-Mexico Experience published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2014). With Michelle Tellez, he has conducted ethnographic research on sexual violence against migrant women and he has published articles and a book chapter exploring legal remedies for the feminicides in Ciudad Juárez.



hammer  Leonard Hammer

Arease of Expertise: sacred places in international law, cultural heritage, Modern Israel, Rule of Law

American born, live in Israel since 1988. More academic and educational development projects, with a focus on human rights law, international law and humanitarian law. Specific focus on holy sites and sacred space and overall freedom of religion.