A discussion dedicated to the varying ways that transitional justice has been understood and valued by different actors since 2011. It will consider the rise and fall of the International Criminal Court, the role of criminal justice more widely, the reluctance of peace building efforts to recognise and account for human rights atrocities, how justice is currently understood by the Libyan public, and the ways civil society have begun to pick up the pieces.
As director of LFJL, Elham Saudi has worked on fact finding relating to alleged human rights violations in Libya and advised a number of Libyan, European and international bodies in relation to the conflict in her native country. She accompanied a team of Libyan lawyers and activists to 37 locations across Libya to engage the public in the constitutional process.
She has been active in promoting Libyan human rights at an international level as a regular participant at the UN Human Rights Council and the African Commission. She also co-authored an amicus curiae brief for the International Criminal Court, which has since been used as evidence in proceedings.
Elham completed an LLM in International Law at SOAS in 2011, obtaining a Distinction. She focused on international human rights law and international humanitarian law, with her dissertation entitled “The ‘Protected Revolution’: The Libyan Uprising and the Responsibility to Protect.”