(Lecture Series) Accountability as the Global South’s Power Play: Adjusting the Sails?

february 2024

tue27feb4:30 pmtue5:45 pm(Lecture Series) Accountability as the Global South’s Power Play: Adjusting the Sails?

Event Details

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

4:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Reception to follow.

New York Law School
185 West Broadway,
New York, NY 10013


This is an in-person event. Live-streaming will not be available.

In recent years, states have increasingly used the International Court of Justice, as well as the United Nations General Assembly, to seek accountability for mass atrocities. Such efforts are important in the face of repeated Security Council deadlocks on issues affecting the lives of millions of people, especially in the Global South. But is this enough? Noha Aboueldahab will address the implications, challenges, and opportunities of the Global South’s role in seeking accountability.

Noha Aboueldahab, Assistant Professor of International Law at Georgetown University in Qatar, is an award-winning specialist in transitional justice and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. Her forthcoming book (from Oxford University Press) is on the role of Arab diasporas in pushing for political change and justice in their home states.

Lecture Chair: Ruti G. Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School; Director, Center for International Law and the Institute for Global Law, Justice, and Policy; and author of Globalizing Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, 2014)