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Learning from HRDs: Victims' Voices from Egypt

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AEW/003, Alcuin East Wing, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD

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Speaker: Nea’ma Allah Hisham

The human rights situation in Egypt is at a very difficult junction at the moment, but despite this fact, documenting human rights violations has not 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.

Nea'ma is currently undertaking a 6-month Protective Fellowship for Human Rights Defenders at Risk at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York.

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