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Peninsular Perspectives: Human Rights & Accountability in the UAE & the Region

  • The American Society of International Law 2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 United States (map)

The American Society of International Law, No Peace Without Justice, and the Yemen Peace Project present a special event on Tuesday, January 15.

At a time of global attention on the Gulf Region and the catastrophic conflict in Yemen, the human rights and humanitarian situation both within the UAE and beyond its borders have been in the headlines. This event will explore the current situation on the ground and the prospects for promoting human rights compliance and accountability in challenging times. Two separate panels will address internal challenges to human rights within the UAE and the prospect of accountability for the ongoing Yemen conflict.

Panel 1: Looking Inwards: The Challenges to Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the UAE
Panel 2: Looking Outwards: Accountability and Reparations for the Yemen Conflict


Matthew Hedges, Durham University Academic detained in solitary confinement in the UAE
Sean Murphy, Professor at GW University Law School, Member of UN International Law Commission
Chris Rogers, Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundations
Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
Michael Newton, Professor at Vanderbilt Law School
Osamah Al-Fakih, Advocacy Director, Mwatana for Human Rights
Lauren Minsky, Assistant Professor of History, New York University, Formerly NYU Abu Dubai
Niccolò A. Figà-Talamanca, Secretary General, No Peace Without Justice
Mark Agrast, Executive Director, American Society of International Law
More speakers TBA

Lunch will be provided.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Please register here.

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