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Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Staff

Judge Adel Ibrahim Maged, LLB (Alexandria), LLM (Utrecht)

Special Advisor to the Islamic Crimnal Justice Project in the Centre for Criminal Law & Justice
Honorary Professor in Durham Law School

Biography

Professor Maged is a judge at the Egyptian Court of Cassation (Criminal Division), the supreme criminal court of Egypt. Previously he was a judge at the Egyptian Court of Appeals and for several years on secondment to the Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a Legal Advisor on International (Criminal) Law and Treaty Affairs. He was selected for this position after having spent two years serving in the Legislative Department at the Ministry of Justice in Egypt (2000-2002). He was a lecturer in international criminal law at the Institute for Training & Judicial Studies, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

He has many years of experience in the fields of criminal justice and trial advocacy as a Public Prosecutor and Judge. In 1998 he was appointed Chief Prosecutor at the Criminal Division of the Court of Cassation.

Judge Maged holds a Bachelor of Law from Alexandria University, Egypt, and an LL.M on Internationalization of Crime and Criminal Justice from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Justice Maged was appointed an honorary professor in the Law School in 2007 for an initial period of three years.

Research Interests and Achievements

Justice Maged’s fields of interest comprise international criminal law and procedure and serious crimes (organized crime and terrorism). He has extensive expertise in comparative criminal justice and in criminal law reform. As a member of the American/Egyptian joint group, he participated in the reform of the Egyptian Code of Criminal Procedure. He has extensively contributed to the negotiation and the drafting of national and regional model legislation and treaties on anti-terrorism and international legal cooperation in criminal matters. He served as a member of specialized committees of the Arab League on organized crimes, terrorism and the ICC and is also a member of the National Committee for the ICC in Egypt. Judge Maged’s publications include articles on international criminal law in the Arab World, the ICC, international legal cooperation in criminal
matters, and terrorism. He is the author of the Arabic book entitled “The International Criminal Court and National Sovereignty”. This book is one of the few Arabic publications that deal exclusively with the ICC and its legal system. It addresses various sensitive legal issues relating to the jurisdiction of the ICC, the complementarity principle, the ratification process of the ICC Statute, as well as the implementation of international criminal law norms throughout the Arab world. The book has been translated into English, with the support of the Canadian Government.

Professional societies and additional professional activities

  •  Member, International Association of Penal Law.
  •  Member, Egyptian Society of Penal Law.
  •  Member, Egyptian Society of International Law.
  •  Member, Egyptian Judges Club.
  •  Special Advisor for the Islamic Criminal Justice Project, Centre  for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (CCLCJ), Durham University, UK
  •  Member, editorial board, International Criminal Law Review.
  •  Member, Advisory Board, Studies in International and Comparative Criminal Law.
  •  Egyptian Correspondent, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (published by the T.M.C. Asser Institute for International Law, The Hague).

Languages

  •  Arabic: Native.
  •  English: Proficient in reading, writing and speaking, including legal   terminology.
  •  French: Working knowledge.

Publications

Articles: magazine

  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1998). Repressing Terrorism, Humanitarian Violations and Other Atrocities. INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES NEWSLETTER 9 (98/4).

Articles: newspaper

  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2001). Milosevic Loses His Immunity (Milosevic yafked hasanath). AL-AHRAM NEWSPAPER 40.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2000). The Applicability of Plea-bargaining in the Egyptian Criminal Justice System (tatbeek nezam el mofawadah fe nezm el adalah al genaeiah el masry). AKHBAR-ELYOM NEWSPAPER 9.

Books: authored

  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007). Combating Trafficking in Human Being in International law and National Legislation (mokafahat al etigar bal bashar fi al kanoon al dawly w al tashria’t al watania). Abu Dhabi, UAE: Institute for Training and Judicial Studies.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007). Responsibility of States for Defamation of Religion and Religious Figures, (masoliat el dewal an al esaa ela al adian w el rmooz el diniah). The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research: The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2001). The American Legal Systems: a Resource and Reference Guide,translation from English into Arabic with translator’s commentaries. The Egyptian Society for the Dissemination of Universal Culture and Knowledge.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2001). The International Criminal Court and National Sovereignty (al mahkamah al genaia al dawlia w al siyada al watania). Cairo: al-Ahram Centre for Political & Strategic Studies.

Conference papers

  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2009), Conference and Seminar Participant Principles of Criminalizing Preparatory Acts of Terrorism. Sharjah, UAE.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2009), Classification of Terrorists According to their Motives, The Rule of Law and the Security Imperative in Tackling Terrorism – Shaping the Framework Sheffield University, UK..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2009), Gender Violence Prohibition in IHL and in Shari'a Law, Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law between Universalism and Cultural Legitimacy The 2nd Conference in The Hague on Islam, Politics and Law. The Hague, Netherlands, T.M.C. Asser Institute.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2009), Investigation and Prosecution of Cyber Terrorism Crimes, 3rd International Conference on Cyber Crimes. Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2009), The Elements of Cyber Terrorism Crimes, presented at the Regional Workshop on Measures to Combat Using the Internet in Committing Terrorism Crimes, Cairo, Egypt., League of Arab States.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2008), Conference and Seminar Participant (speaker).Regional Training Workshop International Criminal Procedural Law at the ICC. Cairo, Egypt
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2008), Conference and Seminar Participant World Justice Forum (WJF). Vienne, Austria..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2008), Victims Participation & Rights before the International Criminal Court, International Criminal Procedural Law at the ICC. Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Conference and Seminar Participant (speaker). Law of the Future Annual Conference Further Conceptualization and Practical Progress on Building Coherent and Effective Rule of Law Programmes and Strategies. The Hague, The Netherlands..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Conference and Seminar Participant (speaker) Seminar, Discussing Federal Law No. 39/ 2006 on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters. Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Conference and Seminar Participant (member of the UAE delegation). Joint Workshop, The Judicial Treaties between the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Conference and Seminar Participant (speaker) The Regional Workshop, The International Criminal Court and the Arab World: Discussing Obstacles to the Ratification and Implementation of the ICC Statute. Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Conference and Seminar Participant Organized Crime in Practice. Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Conference and Seminar Participant (speaker) The Compatibility of the UAE National Legislation with the ICC Statute. Sharjah, UAE
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Conference and Seminar Participant (Speaker) Expert Seminar, Counter-terrorism Strategies, Human Rights and International Law: Meeting the Challenges. Leiden, the Netherlands
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Conference and Seminar Participant Criminalizing Religious Defamation: Arab Perspectives. Durham, UK.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Adjudicating the Most Serious CrimesChallenges and Prospects from an Arab Perspective, How to Adjudicate the Most Serious Crimes: Best Practices of Procedures. The Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Admissibility of Cases before the ICC: Responsibilities of the National Authorities, The Compatibility of the UAE National Legislation with the ICC Statute Sharjah, UAE..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Arab Perspectives on the Current System of International Criminal Justice, Iraq, Cambodia and beyond --- fair trials in an international setting. Exeter, UK..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2007), Incapacity of National Jurisdiction to some or all of International Crimes, The International Criminal Court and the Arab World: Discussing Obstacles to the Ratification and Implementation of the ICC Statute Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2006), Conference and Seminar Participant Training Course, International Criminal Justice. Kuwait.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2006), Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in National Legislation and International Treaties, Discussing Federal Law No. 51/2006 on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Al-Ain City, UAE.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2006), The International Obligation to Criminalize Defamation of Religion in National Legislation, Criminalizing Defamation of Religion in National Legislation – Approaches of Islamic and Western Countries Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2005), Conference and Seminar Participant Joint Seminar, the Cooperative Council of Arab Gulf Countries (GCC) and the European Union (EU) Countries on Combating-Terrorism Financing. Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2005), Targeting Tourism: A New Trend of Terrorism, Management of Crises and Disasters Cairo, Egypt.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2004), Protecting Victims of International Crime, Victims of Crimes. Dubai, UAE.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2003), Conference and Seminar Participant Workshop, Anti-Terrorism Instruments and their Implantation in National Legislation. Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2003), Conference and Seminar Participant International Criminal Law in the Arab World. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2003), Conference and Seminar Participant International Criminal Law in the Arab World. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2002), Conference and Seminar Participant Combating Impunity: Stakes and Perspectives. Brussels, Belgium.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2002), International Legal Cooperation: an Essential Tool in the War Against Terrorism, Terrorism and the Military: International Legal Implications. The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2001), Conference and Seminar Participant (speaker) From a Culture of Impunity to a Culture of Accountability. Utrecht, the Netherlands..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2001), Conference and Seminar Participant Contemporary Problems of International Criminal Law. Siracusa, Italy..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2001), Conference and Seminar Participant Seminar on Identities, Ethnicities, and the New Racism. Cairo, Egypt..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim. (2001), The Complementarity Regime of the International Criminal Court, The International Criminal Court and National Legislation. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2000), Conference and Seminar Participant Judicial Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Cairo, Egypt..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2000), Conference and Seminar Participant (member of the organising committee) Thirty-Ninth Session of the Asian/African Legal Committee. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2000), Conference and Seminar Participant (Distinguished Lecturer) The ICC and National Sovereignty: An Egyptian Perspective. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2000), International Humanitarian Law in Non-international Armed Conflicts, International Humanitarian Law. Cairo, Egypt..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1999), Conference and Seminar Participant Le Congrés Régional Arab Pour Commémorer le Jubilé d’or des Conventions de Genéve sur le Droit International Humanitaire. Cairo, Egypt..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1999), Conference and Seminar Participant Seminar on International Criminal Law in the 21st Century. Siracusa, Italy..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1998), Conference and Seminar Participant Symposium on The International Criminal Court: A Critical Review of the Results of the Rome Conference. Rotterdam, The Netherlands..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1998), Conference and Seminar Participant Colloquium, The Fifth Anniversary of the Yugoslavia Tribunal: Is There a Reason To Celebrate?. Utrecht, The Netherlands..
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1997), Conference and Seminar Participant Forum II: Administration of Justice Support. Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1997), Conference and Seminar Participant Seminar, Case Management Techniques. Cairo, Egypt
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1997), Conference and Seminar Participant Seminar, Criminal Justice: Overview and Phases of the Egyptian and American Criminal Justice Process. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1997), Conference and Seminar Participant Seminar, Women in the Judiciary. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (1996), Conference and Seminar Participant Seminar, Judicial Case Management. Cairo, Egypt.

Journal papers: academic

  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim. (2009). Globalization: Its Implications on Expanding the Criminalization of Preparatory Acts of Terrorism (el awlamah w atharoha ala el tawaso fe tagreem el amal el tahdiriyah llgaraem al erhabia). Arab Journal for Jurisprudence and the Judiciary 39: 16-58.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim. (2008). Arab Perspectives on the Current System of International Criminal Justice. International Criminal Law Review 8: 477-507.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim. (2006). Religious Defamation: An Overview on International Instruments (ezderaa el adian: kerah fe el mawatheek el dawlia). International Politics Journal 2: 222-226.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim. (2006). Withdrawal of Referrals: A Serious Challenge to the Function of the ICC. International Criminal Law Review 6: 419-446.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim. (2005). The Status of Ratification and Implementation of the ICC Statute in the Arab States. The Rome Statute and Domestic Legal Orders 2: 469-478.
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2004). International Cooperation in Criminal Matters in UAE. Journal of Law and Security 12(2): 194-244
  • Maged, Adel Ibrahim (2000). International Humanitarian Law in Non-international Armed Conflicts (el kanoon el ensaany el dawly fe el nezaat ghier el mosalah). 11 THE HUMANITARIAN 20