About the Islamic Law and Human Rights in the Middle East Initiative
Throughout the two-year project, this committee will produce a series of papers on the most urgent categories of human rights violations being committed allegedly in the name of Islam. The papers will examine the interpretations of Islamic law in these violations and their social and political context in Arab societies. The project will also conduct an implementation phase throughout the Middle East to disseminate the committee’s findings and recommendations.
Geneive Abdo is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and specializes in issues regarding modern Iran and political Islam.
Fatim-Zohra El Malki is a researcher for the initiative. She received an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and an MA in Security Studies from Queen's University of Belfast.