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More than forty worksheets to be discussed at the Conference on Human Rights under the Arab Spring in Cairo

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The Preparatory Committee for the conference on Human Rights under the Arab Spring, which will be held in Cairo from 11-14 of December of this year, has received more than forty worksheets to be discussed in the Conference on Human Rights under the Arab Spring to find out what was accomplished? And what is to follow? The conference is organized by the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies and the Gulf Forum for civil society organizations in cooperation with the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, the Arab Commission for Human Rights, and the Council of Palestinian human rights organizations under the auspices of the President of the Arab Parliament MP Ali Deqbasi.

The titles of the worksheets that have been received so far: Prevention of torture during positive political transition; The European Union as external actor in the Arab Spring: vested hopes or new frustrations?; “Engaging Ennahdha: Women’s Rights and the Future of Islamist Participation in Tunisia”; UN resolution 1325; the problems of human rights in the path of democratic transition; constitutional amendments under the Arab spring; transitional justice as a stage in the democratic transition; the impact of Arab spring on the security doctrine of military establishments in the Arab States; the rights of Palestinian refugees in the Arab countries; the crisis of freedom of opinion and expression in Egypt under the exceptional circumstances in the aftermath of the revolution on January 25; reconciliation and building bridges - the challenges and benefits: feasible experiences from South Africa, Lebanon, and Egypt; against political discrimination against rural women; the rights of Egyptian women after the revolution; the role of Libyan women in the revolution of 17 February and its future; activities of Tunisian women participation in the stage of democratic transition between reality and desired; disabling the reform project on Saudi women; Arab Reform in the light of change and support of democracy; Arab revolutions and the effectiveness of freedom of expression on the Arab youth; the challenges facing popular revolts; truth, justice and reconciliation; the experience of transition justice in Morocco; the chances of success of national reconciliation in Libya; judiciary and parliamentary re-building and guarantees of good governance; safe democratization: a vision in the national project; media freedom in the Arab world; international intervention as helping or limiting factor to the spread of Arab spring; the situation of human rights in the Arab revolution; the role of minorities, youth, and civil society in deepening the social concept of Arab revolutions; spring of Arab revolutions and political rights; Arab revolutions introductions and backgrounds: causes and factors; death sentences under the Arab spring between a rock and a hard place; international intervention and its impact in the Arab revolutions of 2011; Arab spring and prospects of progress towards the development; rights of minorities under the Arab spring; academic freedom in Egyptian universities under the Arab spring; academic freedom in light of the Yemeni revolution; the Tunisian University and academic freedom after the revolution; the role of the human rights movement to keep pace with popular movement in Morocco; the impact of Arab spring on parliamentary elections in some Arab countries; the impact of Arab spring on the mechanisms of coordination between human rights organizations in the Arab States; Oman spring until early dawn; the Gulf governments understanding of demanding movement; the right of peaceful assembly between the necessity and practice patterns, the case of Yemen and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council; Human Rights under the Arab Gulf spring between the challenges of the interior and positions of the exterior; human rights in light of the Gulf Arab spring between reality and future; the Arab movement and its impact on deepening the concepts of freedom, justice, and equality of the Gulf people and building parliamentary -based civilized life and independent judiciary; the constitutional and legal situation of the institutional civil activity in the Sultanate of Oman; the concept of citizenship and the presence of human rights in the Arab revolutions; Arab spring: the decade of new citizenship and strategic Gulf thinking of the Arab spring; the reality of human rights of Gulf people in light of the Arab spring.

This indicates that the conference will be the largest gathering of human rights organizations in the Arab world at all, and the first of its kind in the Arab world.

For further information about the conference one can visit the website of the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies ( www.achrs.org ), where it is published in both Arabic and English, all the themes of the conference, and the participation form.