Associate Fellow, International Law Programme

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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.”

Areas of expertise

  • Responsibility to Protect
  • Libya
  • Constitution building
  • Non-state actors (including in context of IHL)
  • Conditions of detention and torture (including in relation to migrants)  

Past experience

2011-PresDirector, Lawyers for Justice in Libya 
2010-11Masters in International Law, SOAS (Distinction)
2010-PresAssociate Director, Rare
2003-10Associate, Slaughter and May
2000-02PgDL and LPC, Nottingham Law School 
1997-2000Arabic and Modern Middle Eastern Studies, St Hugh’s College, Oxford University