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Northumbria Public Lecture Series: Professor Mohamed Badar

Northumbria University


Professor Mohamed Badar, Northumbria School of Law

Business and Law Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Refreshments will be available from 6pm

Lecture Title and Synopsis to follow

About the Speaker

Professor Mohamed Badar joined Northumbria School of Law as a Reader in comparative and international criminal law in July 2013.

He previously held a position as a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Brunel Law School, London (2007-2013). He has also taught and acted as a convenor of International Law & Islamic Law module at Durham Law School (2011-2013). Professor Badar served as Senior Prosecutor and Judge in Egypt from 1997-2006 and served as a senior Police investigator in Egypt (1991-1997). He was a member (investigator) of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate and report on allegations of human rights violations during the civil unrest in Bahrain.

Professor Badar had the opportunity to work as an expert for the United Nations Interregional Crimes and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). 

He is currently a Senior Expert for Euromed Justice IV, a project funded by the European Commission for enhancing Euro-Mediterranean mutual legal assistance on the investigation and prosecution of complex judicial cases i.e. terrorism, money laundering and cybercrime.

Professor Badar is the author of The Concept of Mens Rea in International Criminal Law (Oxford: Hart, 2013) and has published 22 articles in refereed journals as well as 13 chapters in prominent books, such as the Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. His work was cited and quoted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, the United Nations Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the United Nations International Law Commission, the Supreme Court of Argentina, the Supreme Court of Israel and by distinguished scholars.

Professor Badar is Member of the Editorial Board and Reviewer for the International Criminal Law Review, the International Human Rights Law Review and the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. He is an Honorary Fellow at Durham Law School and Brunel Law School and Founder of the Northumbria Annual Summer Academy on Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice and the co-ordinator of the Annual Study Visit to the international courts and tribunals at the Hague. 

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City Campus East
Business and Law Building
Newcastle upon Tyne



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