Law school to host talk on unrest in Egypt


Mohamed Arafa, assistant professor of criminal law at Alexandria University Faculty of Law (Egypt) and adjunct professor of Islamic law & Middle Eastern legal studies at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will speak on Tuesday, March 28, at Wayne State University Law School.

His talk, “Terrorism Under International Criminal Law: Egypt’s War on Terrorism-Quo Vadis?” will address the relevance of international law on terrorism to the situation in Egypt. He will discuss if or how actions of the Egyptian government violate treaties such as the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing, if any of its actions constitute international crimes, and how developments in Egypt relate to the ongoing unrest in other parts of the Middle East and North Africa.

The free lecture will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. Lunch will be provided. Parking is available for $7.50 (credit or debit cards only) in Parking Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from Wayne Law. The lecture is sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies.

Arafa earned his law degrees from Alexandria University Faculty of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the author of “Towards a New Anti-Corruption Law in Egypt After Mubarak: A Comparative Study Between the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Egyptian Anti-Bribery Law, and Islamic Law,” published in Germany by Lambert Academic Publishing.

For additional information about this event, contact Professor Gregory Fox, director of the Program for International Legal Studies, at 313-577-0110 or