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Mallat quoted in Christian Science Monitor on tribunal in Lebanon

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chibli Mallat was quoted this week in the Christian Science Monitor  in an article about a tribunal established in Lebanon to find the assassins of Rafik Hariri.  

Mallat publishes human rights op-ed in The Arab Weekly

On December 12, 2015, Professor Chibli Mallat published an op-ed in The Arab Weekly titled, “Human rights are not a suicide pact.” Read the complete op-ed in The Arab Weekly » Beirut – On the annual celebration of Human Rights Day, its worst possible nemesis is steadily displacing it. It is called terrorism, more accurately […]

Mallat Publishes Lebanese Op-Ed on Paris Attacks

November 17, 2015 – S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Chibli Mallat published an op-ed in Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star. Aftermath of Paris massacre: Let’s seek justice not war Chibli Mallat| The Daily Star An act of war, or a crime against humanity? The declaration of French President François Hollande has set the tone – […]

Mallat Interviewed by Oxford University Press’s OUP Blog

On March 16 2015, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chibli Mallet was interviewed by OUP Blog is a post titled “Nonviolence, revolution, and the Arab Spring.” In 2011, the Middle East saw more people peacefully protesting long-entrenched dictatorships than at any time in its history. The dictators of Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen were deposed […]

Mallat Appears on BBC, Publishes New Book on Nonviolence

Chibli Mallat, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law appeared on the BBC on January 20, 2015, in a segment titled, “Are democracy and Islam compatible?” As noted in his discussion, Mallat said that Islam could be interpreted in a way that accommodates democracy. In addition, Mallat published a […]

Mallat’s New Text Slated for January 2015 Publication

Chibli Mallat, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has completed a new text, Philosophy of Nonviolence, which is slated for publication by Oxford University Press in January 2015. In other news, Mallat visited Baghdad in August to support the constitutional process in the change of prime minister. During […]

Mallat Delivers Lecture, Publishes Article and Completes Book

In June 2014, Chibli Mallat, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was elected a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. In May, he delivered the closing public lecture at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He also published an article, “Al-Manahej al-qanuniyya li-huquq […]

Mallat Discusses Personal History, Nonviolence, and Human Rights in ShiaWatch Interview

Chibli Mallat, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is interviewed in the current issue of ShiaWatch, a publication that provides news and information about Lebanon. The article, which describes Mallat as a “lawyer, academic and humanist,” covers his professional achievements, current work, and vision for Lebanon. Mallat also […]

Mallat Participates in BBC Forum Program on ‘Making Good Law’

Chibli Mallat, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently participated in a 45-minute BBC Forum program, “Making Good Law.” The BBC World Service’s description of the program states, “As post-revolutionary societies across the Arab world grapple with the task of creating new legal frameworks, Bridget Kendall brings together […]

Global Justice Center Hosts Ground-breaking Palestinian Judge

On Monday, February 25, 2013, the Center for Global Justice hosted Judge Kholoud al-Faqih and filmmaker Erika Cohn for a discussion of Judge Kholoud’s appointment as the first female judge on a Shari’a court in the Middle East and a screening of the trailer for the documentary Three Judges. Moderated by Professor Erika George and through […]