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Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Event Details

Time: 17:30-19:00 followed by a drinks reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

This event will discuss the implementation of international human rights law within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with an emphasis on the norms that protect education.

Speakers will discuss the role and implementation of international human rights law within MENA in general, the interaction between Islamic law and international human rights law, the role of the popular uprisings in legal reforms, the implementation of legal norms protecting education within certain MENA States (Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon), as well as provide practical insights into the provision of education in response to the Syrian conflict and in Iraq.

This event will be the opportunity for BIICL to launch its latest research, commissioned by Protect Education in Conflict (PEIC), on the protection of education in the MENA region.

Confirmed participants


  • Professor Javaid Rehman, Brunel University London


  • Schona Jolly, Cloisters and Vice Chair Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Alys Brown, AMAR Foundation
  • Jessica Oddy, Save the Children
  • Majida Rasul, BIICL
  • Elham Saudi, Lawyers for Justice in Libya and Chatham House

Event convened by Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, BIICL

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CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited for 1.5 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

Individual - £40

Full-time Academic - £25

Full-time Student - £15


Individual - £70

Full-time Academic - £45

Full-time Student - £25

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


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