Seminar: On Libya: Constitution Making and Sustaining Rights Movements

By Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS)|November 17, 2017|CGS Seminar Series, Forthcoming CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

The Centre for Gender Studies invites you to attend our Seminar with Elham Saudi:

Thursday, 30.11.17
Wolfson Lecture Theatre
SOAS, London

The ‘Arab Spring’ moment for Libya came with much celebration at the overthrow of the dictatorship and the promise of a new society built on democracy and human rights. However, how can we face current challenges when the rule of law is an alien concept and human rights movements have been illegal for four decades? Democracy and human rights activist currently face the obstacles of building a state whilst also building a civil society that can oversee and support the process – as well as the added dynamic of armed conflict. In these circumstances is it really possible to build a strong constitution and develop a resilient rights movement?

Elham Saudi is Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL), an NGO that she co-founded to support Libya’s transition to democracy, human rights and the rule of law following its 2011 uprising.

Awino Okech is Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS.

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