Mohamed Elewa Badar
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BLS mooting finals at UK Supreme Court a great success - 18 Mar 2013On February 26, 2013, the finals of Brunel Law School’s Advanced and Beginners mooting competitions took place at the UK Supreme Court. It was a unique experience for everyone involved.
Dr. Mohamed Badar's interview with BBC News - 04 Dec 2012Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar of Brunel Law School was invited by BBC News (Persian) to share his opinions about the recent constitutional declaration issued by President Mohamed Morsi on 22 November 2012.
PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Brunel University, London, (2009)
PhD in international criminal law, National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway (2007),
LLM in international human rights, NUI, Galway (2000),
Dipl in international legal relations, Ain Shams University, Cairo (1999),
Bachelors of Law & Police Sciences, Police Academy, Egypt (1991)
Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar is a Senior Lecturer at Brunel Law School, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Co-Director of Brunel Centre for International and Public Law.
Dr. Badar holds a PhD in international and comparative criminal law from the National University of Ireland, Galway, a first class honours LL.M. degree in international human rights from the same university, a Bachelor of Law (LLB) and a Bachelor of Police Sciences from the Police College, Police Academy, Cairo, and a Diploma in international legal relations from Ain Shams University, Cairo. Dr. Badar’s main research and teaching interests are in international and comparative criminal justice as well as in international human rights and post-conflict justice.
Dr. Badar is the author of The Concept of Mens Rea in International Criminal Law (Oxford: Hart, 2013) and has published 20 articles in refereed journals and chapters in books. His work was cited and quoted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, the United Nations Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the United Nations International Law Commission, the Supreme Court of Argentina and by distinguished scholars.
Dr. Badar has substantial experience in legal practice. He served as senior prosecutor and judge in Egypt from 1997-2006. Dr. Badar was a member of the recent Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate and report on allegations of human rights violations during the civil unrest in Bahrain in February/March 2011. Dr. Badar had the opportunity to work as a consultant for the United Nations Interregional Crimes and Justice Research Institute, the United States Institute for Peace and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
As Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Mohamed Elewa Badar is a member of the School's Management Committee and Learning & Teaching Committee, dealing with the undergraduate curriculum and LLB program matters, collaborating with Brunel International and chairing LLB examination boards and panels.
I was awarded two grants of £ 12,000 by the British Council to support my project in developing and piloting the delivery of international studies opportunities for UK students in China. Students had the opportunity of strengthening their knowledge and research at the China University of Political Sciences and Law. They also experienced the Chinese culture and methods of teaching during their one-month stay at Beijing during the academic years (2009-2010/2010-2011).
Teaching and Research
International criminal law, comparative criminal law (including Islamic legal system), international human rights law, international humanitarian law and laws of post-conflict countries.
Public international law
International criminal law
International and comparative criminal justice (including Islamic legal system)
international human rights.
Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry
Dr Badar has been appointed as Senior Legal Investigator by the Chair of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni. The BICI was established to investigate and report on allegations of human rights violations which took place during the civil unrest in Bahrain in February/March 2011. Dr Badar joined a team of investigators who heard more than 8,110 complaints of various human rights abuses and conducted more than 5,700 interviews in order to examine the causes of an estimated 36 deaths during the unrest in the country, as well as allegations of disappearances, unlawful arrests and detention, torture and other forms of mistreatment. The Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry was released on 23rd November and is available on the Commission homepage www.bici.org.bh
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
During the period from 28-30 March, Dr Badar joined an expert group meeting for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to review and finalise a draft Model Law on Juvenile Justice. The Model Law will act as an underpinning framework for states to draft their legislation, to ensure that they fully incorporate relevant principles such as the juvenile justice provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
United Nations Interregional Crimes and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
During the period from April 2008 until April 2009, Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar worked as a consultant to the United Nations Interregional Crimes and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). He drafted, together with other international experts, a training manual on Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Drug Related Offences. This manual will be used by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to train the Afghan Judges and Prosecutors of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
PhD External Examiner
Copenhagen University, Denmark, 6 January 2011
Sussex University, UK, 18 February 2010
Editorial Board Memberships
Member of the Editorial Board and Reviewer of the International Human Rights Law Review
Editor, Notes & Comments Section of the International Criminal Law Review (ICLR)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Frontiers of Law in China
Member of the Editorial Boar of the International Criminal Law Review
Memberships of International Affiliations:
Member of the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL)
(2013) Badar, M. and Marchuk, I., A comparative study of the principles governing ciminal responsibiity in the major legal systmes of the world, Criminal Law Forum: official journal of the Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 24 (1) : -
(2011) Badar, M., Islamic law (Sharia) and the jurisdiction of the international criminal court, Leiden Journal of International Law 24 (2) : 411- 433 Download publication
(2009) Badar, ME., Islamic criminal justice in the 21st century, International Criminal Law Review 9 (4) : 591- 593
(2009) Badar, ME. and Karsten, N., Current developments at the international criminal tribunals (2008), International Criminal Law Review 9 (1) : 227- 251 Download publication
(2009) Badar, ME., Dolus eventualis and the Rome statute without it?, New Criminal Law Review 12 (3) : 433- 467 Download publication
(2008) Badar, ME., The mental element in the Rome statute of the international criminal court: A commentary from a comparative criminal law perspective, Criminal Law Forum 19 (3) : 473- 518 Download publication
(2008) Badar, ME. and Karsten, N., Current developments at the international criminal tribunals, International Criminal Law Review 8 (1-2) : 353- 379
(2007) Badar, ME. and Karsten, N., Current developments at the international riminal tribunals, International Criminal Law Review 7 (1) : 163- 186 Download publication
(2006) Badar, ME., Drawing the boundaries of mens rea in the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, International Criminal Law Review 6 (3) : 313- 348 Download publication
(2006) Badar, ME., 'Just Convict Everyone!' - Joint perpetration from Tadic to Stakic and back again, International Criminal Law Review 2 293- 302 Download publication
(2005) Badar, ME., Mens rea - Mistake of law & mistake of fact in German criminal law: A survey for international criminal tribunals, International Criminal Law Review 5 (2) : 203- 246 Download publication
(2004) Badar, ME., Basic principles governing limitations on individual rights and freedoms in human rights instruments, The International Journal of Human Rights 7 (4) : 63- 92
(2004) Badar, ME., From the Nuremberg Charter to the Rome statute: Defining the elements of crimes against humanity, San Diego International Law Journal 5 73- 144 Download publication
(2001) Badar, ME., Genocide at the safe area of srebrenica: A search for a new strategy for protecting civilians in contemporary armed conflict, Michigan State University Detroit College of Law Journal of International Law 10 (3) : 429- 463 Download publication
(Accepted) Badar, ME., Ius in Bello under Islamic International Law, International Criminal Law Review 13 (3) : 593- 625
(2012) Badar, ME., ‘The Mens Rea Enigma in the Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court’. In: van den Herik, L. and Stahn, C. eds. The Diversification and Fragmentation of International Criminal Law. The Hague : Martinus Nijhoff 504- 534
(2012) Badar, ME., ‘Drawing the boundaries of mens rea in the jurisprudence of the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia’. In: International Criminal Law. UK : Edward Elgar Download publication
(2012) Badar, ME., ‘Commentary on Prosecutor v. Tharcisse Renzaho, Case No. ICTR-97-31-T, 14 July 2009'. In: Klip, A. and Sluiter, G. eds. Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals. Oxford - Antwerp : Intersentia (36) : -
(2011) Badar, ME., ‘The Rights of the Child in the Justice System of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’. In: Abiad, N. and Mansoor, F. eds. Criminal Law and the Rights of the Child in Muslim States: A Comparative and Analytical Perspective. London : British Institute of International and Comparative Law
(2010) Badar, M., ‘Drawing the Boundaries of mens rea in the jurisprudence of the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia’. In: The Globalization of Criminal Justice. Uk & USA : Ashgate
(2010) Badar, ME., ‘Some Reflections on Article 30 of the Rome Statute in Light of the Lubanga & Katanga Decisions on the Confirmation of Charges’. In: Triffterer, O., Vogel, C. and Burchard, C. eds. The Review Conference and the Future of the International Criminal Court. Kluwer Law International 109- 130 Download publication
(2010) Badar, ME., Participation in crimes in the jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR. In: Schabas, W. and Bernaz, N. eds. Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law. Routledge 247- 270 Download publication
(2010) Badar, ME., Some reflections on article 30 of the Rome statute in light of the Lubanga and Katanga decisions on the confirmation of charges. In: Burchard, C., Triffterer, O. and Vogel, J. eds. The Review Conference and the Future of the International Criminal Court. Kluwer Law International
(2009) Badar, ME., Joiont criminal enterprise and the future of international criminal justice - the case of Radovan Karadžić. In: Yan, L. ed. Making Peace Through Justice - Essays on the New Development of International Criminal Law. Beijing : World Affairs Press 217- 239
(2013) Badar, M., The concept of mens rea in international criminal law: The case for a unified approach with a foreword by Prof. William Schabas & and an epilogue by Prof. Roger Clark. Hart Publishing