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After the Arab Spring: Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Middle East

29th June 2015

Time: 18:30-20:00

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS

This seminar will explore existing and emerging forces across the Middle East four years after the start of the 'Arab Spring'. The panellists will examine the current human rights situation across the Arab world. In particular, the speakers will consider new trends in women's activism and political participation in post-uprising Arab countries and the challenges being faced by human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists as an essential aspect of the rule of law. Panellists will also shed a light on the extent to which the Arab Spring has influenced perceptions of human rights principles and what it tells us about civil society approaches to influence human rights.

Panellists:

Dr Vida Hamd, Policy Officer for Political and Humanitarian Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Beirut & International Visiting Fellow, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, Research Fellow, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics

Sara Katrine Brandt, International Advocacy Advisor, Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA)

Schona Jolly, Barrister, Cloisters Chambers & Executive member of the Bar Human Rights Committee

Chaired by:

Kirsty Brimelow QC, Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee

Registration

Please RSVP to coordination@barhumanrights.org.uk

Further details

Refreshments will be provided

This event is co-hosted by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Bar Human Rights Committee.

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