Transitional Justice in the Arab Region: Between Complexities and Standardization

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Date(s) - 21 Nov 2013
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

185 West Broadway, 2nd Floor Boardroom at New York Law School

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Habib Nassar Flyer

Please join the Transitional Justice Network for a conversation with Middle East expert Habib Nassar about the latest developments in transitional justice in the Arab region.

Habib Nassar is the director for the Middle East and North Africa and is responsible for developing PILnet’s programs in the region. He has 15 years of experience working on human rights and transitional justice in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Before joining PILnet in October 2012, he worked with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNDP as a senior transitional justice adviser for the Middle East and North Africa in 2012. Prior to that, Nassar worked at the International Center for Transitional Justice for almost 6 years. He first served as senior associate in charge of North Africa, focusing mostly on Morocco and Algeria. Between 2009 and 2012, he managed the MENA program and led its expansion to the Arab Spring countries.  Before joining ICTJ, Nassar worked for several local and international human rights groups. He worked as a MENA researcher for the Human Rights Defenders Program at New York-based Human Rights First. In Beirut, he was the secretary general of the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections working on elections monitoring and reform. Nassar also served as legal advisor and board member of the Committee of the Families of the Abducted and Missing Persons in Lebanon through which he worked on a strategy for addressing the problem of the “missing” during the war. He was an associate attorney at the Takla, Trad, and Daouk Law Firm in Beirut between 1998 and 2004. Nassar has a LL.M. from New York University School of Law, a post-graduate degree of Advanced Studies (DEA) in international law from Université Paris II and a law degree from Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut.