Najwa Nabti specializes in international criminal law and pursuing accountability and redress for gender-based violence. She has served for more than eight years as an international prosecutor in The Hague, Netherlands, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. 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. Her international criminal practice builds on prior experience in seeking redress for victims of sexual and domestic violence in the United States and Thailand. She has lectured, participated in practitioner trainings, and authored articles and book chapters on sexual violence as acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide, and pursuing redress 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.
- Policies and Institutional Strategies for Successful Sexual Violence Prosecutions, in Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY 73 (Serge Brammertz & Michelle Jarvis eds., 2016) (co-author, with Michelle Jarvis).
- Legacy of Impunity: Sexual Violence Against Armenian Women and Girls During the Genocide, in The Armenian Genocide Legacy 118 (Alexis Demirdjioan ed. 2015).
- Increasing the Cost of Rape: Using Targeted Sanctions to Deter Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, in Economic Sanctions under International Law: Unilateralism, Multilateralism, Legitimacy and Consequences 43 (Ali Z. Marossi & Marisa R. Bassett eds. 2015).
University of Virginia School of Law
Graduated with Distinction
Part-time Professor of Practice
Appeals Counsel/Legal Officer
Office of the Prosecutor, UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, The Hague, Netherlands
Director, Undergraduate Law & Master of Legal Studies Programs
James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona
Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands
Registry, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands
International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands
U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals, Falls Church, Virginia
Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
Honorable Stephen M. McNamee, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Public & Institutional Service
Coordinator, Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Network, International Association of Prosecutors