Maxine Marcus is an international criminal prosecutor and investigator with 23 years’ field-based and courtroom-based experience in international criminal law. Her field work includes Chad (for Darfur), Sierra Leone, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Ingushetia/Chechnya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia (Gambella), Guinea, Kenya, South Sudan, South Korea (for DPRK), the Phillippines, and Guatemala. She served for nine years as a prosecuting attorney at the ICTY on four cases, including the Mladic Case. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Marcus served as investigating attorney for the Civil Defence Forces prosecution team in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In November and December 2009, Ms. Marcus served on the UN Commission of Inquiry for Guinea as the Gender and International Criminal Law Adviser, and from April to June 2014 she served as Senior International Criminal Law and Gender Adviser to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on their Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative, and as Senior International Criminal Law Advisor to the UK Protocol on Documentation of Sexual Violence in Conflict. From December 2014 to March 2015, Ms. Marcus was senior SGBV advisor to the OHCHR Fact Finding Mission for Sri Lanka, and from July to December 2015, she served as Senior Legal Investigator to the UN Secretary General’s External Panel on Sexual Abuse by International Forces in the Central African Republic.
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Everyone has their own interpretation of what Islam is, Muslims included. Specifically, though, what the role of a woman in Islam is. Although Muslim women have their religion in common, it differs depending on their culture and where they live. I, personally, balance my very different cultures depending on the situations I'm faced with, yet never losing sight of my Islamic values. It is never black and white, everything is so different yet connected.
Being a first year student of our very own school, Mariam will talk to us about her own journey as a Muslima.