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Learning from Human Rights Defenders – Victims’ Voices from Egypt
January 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFREE but booking with eventbrite is required
Friday 19 January 2018, 1.00pm
Speaker: Nea’ma Allah Hisham, Centre for Applied Human Rights
The human rights situation in Egypt is at a very difficult junction at the moment, but despite this fact, documenting human rights violations hasn’t stopped. Human rights NGOs and human rights defenders are working underground with different strategies to make the voices of the victims heard. They are doing this high-risk work in order to stop violations against people; to preserve their rights for a future transitional justice process; to raise human rights awareness; to prove systematic patterns of violations; and to identify gaps between laws, regulations and the national constitution, and between the actual practice of the regime on the one hand, and between treaties, conventions and regional and international protocols on the other. Nea’ma Allah Hisham will discuss the practice of human rights documentation and bring forward some of the voices of the victims to highlight emblematic cases.
Other lectures in this series include:
- Ten things about the war in Ukraine you probably didn’t know
- Life as an LBQ activist in Kenya
- Chhauppadi – a menstrual taboo in rural Nepal
- Shrinking civic space in Sudan
Location: Room AEW/003, Alcuin East Wing, Alcuin College
Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.