Talk entitled ‘War crimes and the future of the Middle East: building on International Law’. Mr. Mallat is a lawyer at the Beirut bar and holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at St Joseph’s University in Lebanon. He is also Amnesty International’s lawyer for the Middle East Regional Office which he helped establish in 2001 in Beirut. Mr Mallat has been involved in a number of international business and criminal cases, including the world famous case against Ariel Sharon in the Belgian courts, where he represents 28 Lebanese and Palestinian victims of the Sabra and Chatila massacres. Prior to that, Dr Mallat also taught for a decade at the University of London (SOAS), where he held the tenured Lectureship in Islamic Law and was the Director of the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Laws. He has appeared on several TV and radio shows worldwide and has published a number of books and articles.