Gendering the Arab Spring: The Challenge of Prosecuting Wartime Rape Under Libyan Transitional Justice, An Interview with Dr. Hilmi M. Zawati

Rights Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 19, March 2013

1 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2013

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Aron Zaltz

University of Toronto, School of Law

Hilmi Zawati

Centre for International Accountability and Justice (CIAJ).

Date Written: March 21, 2013

Abstract

In his talk, Dr. Zawati discussed how the current impunity for perpetrators of gender-based crimes in Libya is compounded by a lack of stable democratic institutions and lack of security. He also spoke to the urgent need for reform of Libya’s justice sys-tem. He suggested that implementing a hybrid system coordinating international and domestic justice actors could advance restorative justice by strengthening the rule of law and legal accountability. I spoke with Dr. Zawati to discuss the challenges of pursuing accountability for sexual violence in international and domestic criminal law.

Keywords: Hilmi Zawati, Libya, Gender-Based Crimes, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, International Criminal Law, Aron Zaltz, Transitional Justice, Wartime Rape, International Criminal Court

Suggested Citation

Zaltz, Aron and Zawati, Hilmi, Gendering the Arab Spring: The Challenge of Prosecuting Wartime Rape Under Libyan Transitional Justice, An Interview with Dr. Hilmi M. Zawati (March 21, 2013). Rights Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 19, March 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2243692

Aron Zaltz

University of Toronto, School of Law

Toronto
Canada

Hilmi Zawati (Contact Author)

Centre for International Accountability and Justice (CIAJ). ( email )

404 - 2340 Gold Street
Montreal, Quebec H4M 1S4
Canada

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