MOUSTAFA FARRAG, Chief Justice, Alexandria Primary Court, Alexandria, Egypt
2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Judge Moustafa Farrag, Chief Justice, Alexandria Primary Court and AY 2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Program alumnus, has started writing his second book entitled “Human Rights and Development”.
In AY 2012-2013, Judge Mustafa Farrag received a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in Law and Human Rights at the University of Minnesota Law School. Judge Farrag’s Humphrey fellowship started with a Human Rights course at the University of Minnesota and ended with two professional affiliations; the first with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the second with the American Red Cross in Washington.
“The Humphrey Fellowship Program was very beneficial, giving me the opportunity to have many connections with Americans, other fellows, professors and judges. We still continue to exchange our experiences and knowledge to this day,” Judge Farrag commented.
His most successful achievements during the Humphrey year in the U.S. was participating in a nationwide program called “Great Decisions”, founded by the Foreign Policy Association, which is a non-profit organization founded in 1918 dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. The Foreign Policy Association aims to spread global awareness and understanding of foreign policy issues. Through the program, he gave six speeches in different places; including two public libraries at the River Land Community College, the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the University of Minnesota. His speeches addressed the Egyptian Revolution, Human Rights and Women’s Rights in Islam.
Upon returning to Egypt, Judge Farrag was promoted to Chief Justice at the Alexandria Primary Court. He participated in several conferences including: “The Road to Transitional Justice” held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the “Electronic Litigation” conference. He also resumed his previous position as a part time lecturer at the Arab Academy for Sciences Technology and Maritime Transportation.