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Peninsular Perspectives: Human rights and accountability in the UAE and the region

  • American Society of International Law 2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC 20008 USA (map)

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. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required and can be completed HERE.

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

Speakers Include:

  • 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