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Human Rights in the Arab World and Beyond

February 12, 2010 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 pm

A discussion of human-rights report by the Cairo Institute of Human Rights (CIHRS) and its implications for U.S. policy, with remarks from Bahey Eldin Hassan (General Director, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies), Jeremie Smith (Director, Geneva Office of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies), Radwan Ziadeh (Founding Director, Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies).

In 2009, human rights in the Arab world have significantly deteriorated, prompting CIHRS to refer to the region as a “bastion of impunity.” The report points to increased suppression of political dissent and raises concerns about religious freedom, the deteriorating status of religious minorities and the tendency of regimes to align themselves with radical Islamists.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR) and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR).


February 12, 2010
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Fayerweather Hall, Room 311
1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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