Arabic Lexsitus, including the Arabic version of the Commentary on the Law of the ICC (CLICC)

with Mohamed Elewa Badar, Dolly Hamad, Sanar Taha Darwish, Mariana Fakih and Antonio Angotti

The Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice invites you to the launch of the

Arabic Lexsitus, including the Arabic version of the Commentary on the Law of the ICC (CLICC)
Mark Klamberg and Mariana Fakih (SCILJ), Antonio Angotti (CILRAP), Mohamed Elewa Badar, Dolly Hamad and Sanar Taha Darwish (Arabic Lexsitus Team)


Mariana Fakih, Antonio Angotti, Mohamed Elewa Badar, Dolly Hamad, Sanar Taha Darwish

NOTE: Due to technical limitations, please find the Arabic version of the invitation by clicking here.
Lexsitus 2.0. – the leading e-learning platform for international criminal law (ICL) – is now available in Arabic, English and French (with select services also in other languages). The Arabic version of Lexsitus includes Arabic subtitles to 234 lectures on ICL, a 2,300-word commentary (CLICC), and a digest of case-law extracts on elements of core international crimes. CLICC (the Commentary on the Law of the International Criminal Court) has for several years provided a provision-by-provision analysis of the Rome Statute and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Criminal Court in English. CLICC enables the user to find case law, doctrine and comments efficiently and without cost for the user. The commentary in its original English version has been developed with Professor Mark Klamberg as Chief Editor.The Arabic commentary has been prepared by the Arabic Lexsitus Team, with Fathi M.A. Ahmed as CILRAP Arabic Translation Team Leader and Professor Mohamed Elewa Badar as Chief Editor. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has paid for the work of the translators. Lexsitus is a service of the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) and is certified by the Digital Public Goods Alliance.

Mark Klamberg and Mariana Fakih will open this event on behalf of SCILJ, followed by a presentation on Lexsitus 2.0. by Antonio Angotti of CILRAP. The main part will consist of Mohamed Elewa Badar, Dolly Hamad and Sanar Taha Darwish describing and explaining their work on the Arabic version of CLICC, how it can be used, and why it is important. Afterwards, we will open the virtual floor for discussion and questions.

The first part of this event will be in English, however the bulk of the event will be in Arabic.

Mark Klamberg is Professor in public international law at Stockholm University. He is deputy director of SCILJ, board member The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and is affiliated as an expert to the Consultative Council at the National School of Judges of Ukraine to which he gives advice on domestic war crimes trials.

Mariana Fakih is a junior fellow at Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Public International Law at Stockholm University, where her research project focuses on citizenship deprivation as a counterterrorism measure in democratic states. Prior to starting her Ph.D, she established her own law firm specializing in family law. Mariana’s academic background includes an LLM from Stockholm University, a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Gothenburg, an LLM in Commercial Law, and an LLB from Aleppo University.

Antonio Angotti is a CILRAP Fellow and an attorney at the Bar Association of Florence. He is the Co-ordinator of Lexsitus and oversaw the implementation of CLICC’s language versions and the overall Lexsitus 2.0. release. His work focuses on international justice and the sharing of knowledge.

Mohamed Elewa Badar is Professor of Comparative and International Criminal Law at Northumbria University School of Law, Newcastle, UK. Before the ICC, he was the Legal Consultant for Mr. Al Hassan’s Defence Team; Regional Liaison Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, IBA War Crimes Committee. In August 2023, he was appointed by UNITAD to work as ISIL/Daesh ideology expert.

Dolly Hamad is a legal consultant in international human rights law since 2009 in multiple international organizations such as UNICEF, OHCHR, UNDP and IDLO. She is a lecturer in international criminal law since 2016 at the Higher Judicial Institute (Tunisia). Dolly’s professional experience includes working as international law consultant at the Council of Lebanese Ministers (2001-2004). She has composed over 45 books, manuals and articles. She has a PhD in Law from the Lebanese University, faculty of law and political and administrative science.

Sanar Taha Darwish is a Legal Adviser for the ICRC in Iraq and is a registered member of the Federal Iraqi Bar Association. Darwish has previously worked for the program Access to Justice (USAID) and as a Program Adviser for the European Union funded project Support to Higher Legal Education in Iraq. He has a bachelor’s degree in public law from Salahaddin University/Erbil- Kurdistan Region of Iraq and an LL.M. in International Criminal Justice from UNICRI and the University of Turin – Italy.

The 59-minutes seminar series takes place on Zoom.

No registration required.