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Thu, Jul 29, 2021

The US needs better tools to fight transnational repression. Here’s where to start.

As autocrats reach beyond their borders to punish their opponents, the United States must meet the challenge by preparing effective, forward-thinking policy.

New Atlanticist by Gissou Nia

Human Rights International Organizations

Tue, Jul 13, 2021

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: What does its closure mean for Lebanon?

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is set to cease operations at the end of July due to lack of funds as Beirut sinks deeper into economic and political crisis. Atlantic Council experts react to what the closure means for Lebanon.

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford, David Daoud, Gissou Nia, Reem Salahi

Lebanon Middle East

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Nia in Just Security: “Will Iran’s New President be Held Accountable?”

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Gissou Nia is the director of the Strategic Litigation Project, within Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. The Strategic Litigation Project advises on the inclusion of legal tools as a part of foreign policy, with a focus on prevention and accountability efforts for atrocity crimes, human rights violations, terrorism and corruption offenses.

Nia is a human rights lawyer and non-profit leader. She serves as board chair of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center where she is helping develop and oversee the group’s human rights advocacy and legal programs, which seek to promote accountability, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Iran. She previously served as the Executive Director for the group, and as the Deputy Director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran.

Nia started her career in The Hague, where she worked on war crimes and crimes against humanity trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court. She lectures and publishes widely on human rights developments in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the rule of law in post-conflict and transitional societies.