Human Rights in Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring

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Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT) Speakers: Maha Azzam (Egyptian Revolutionary Council), Nicola Pratt (University of Warwick), Ian Pattel (LSE), Melek Saral (SOAS) Chair: Mashood Baderin (SOAS) During the so called “Arab Spring”, the demonstrators brought human rights references to the centre of their political struggles. On the one hand, the uprisings are framed as a demand for human rights. On the other, the Arab Spring is believed to have provided a context for the re-articulation of the human rights situation in the MENA region. Seven years after the revolution, Egypt is witnessing an unprecedented rate of human rights abuses whereas Tunisia is celebrated as the only successful transitional country with a flourishing human rights record. The panel will address issues of human rights in two major “Arab Spring” countries namely Egypt and Tunisia.

The speakers of the panel will highlight the current political and civil rights situation in these countries, and give an insight into future perspectives. Read more: Please register here: This event is convened by Dr Melek Saral and it is organised by the SOAS Centre of African Studies in collaboration with the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) at SOAS and the SOAS School of Law. Contact email: [email protected] LMEI contact email: Aki Elborzi [email protected] Photo credit: Tunisian Revolution, Khaled Abdelmoumen

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