Part-time Professor of Practice

Biographical Information

Najwa Nabti specializes in international criminal law and pursuing accountability and redress for gender-based violence. For seven years she worked in The Hague, Netherlands, where she served as an appeals prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). She has advocated for the recognition of harm to female victims of conflict-related atrocities, including serious bodily and mental harm to survivors of the Srebrenica genocide, and establishing responsibility for sexual violence as a foreseeable consequence of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. Nabti's work at the ICTY built on prior experience in seeking redress for victims of sexual and domestic violence in the United States and Thailand. She has lectured and authored papers and articles on sexual violence as acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide, and the pursuit of accountability through civil and criminal means. Nabti graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, and clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Stephen McNamee and Judges Hisashi Owada and Peter Tomka at the International Court of Justice.

In addition to her professional experience, Nabti brings her project management skills and enthusiasm for educating students who are interested in law, having planned and coordinated in-house legal training and mentoring of both graduate and undergraduate law students from around the world at the ICTY.


University of Virginia School of Law
University of Virginia

Graduated with Distinction

Work Experience

Part-time Professor of Practice
Director, Undergraduate Law & Master of Legal Studies Programs
James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona
2014 - 2016
Appeals Counsel
Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands
2008 - 2014
Associate Legal Officer
Registry, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands
Law Clerk
International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands
2006 - 2007
Attorney Advisor
U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals, Falls Church, Virginia
2005 - 2006
Litigation Associate
Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
2003 - 2005
Law Clerk
Honorable Stephen M. McNamee, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
2002 - 2003