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Learning from Human Rights Defenders – Victims’ Voices from Egypt

January 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required


Nea’ma Allah Hisham

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:

Location: Room AEW/003, Alcuin East Wing, Alcuin College

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

This talk is part of a series of open lectures delivered by Human Rights Defenders attending a fellowship with the Protective Fellowship Scheme at the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), University of York.


January 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required
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Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York
01904 325885
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Room AEW/003, Alcuin East Wing, Alcuin College, University of York
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