Join us in a discussion on the future of democracy in the United Arab Emirates
The seminar will be held on March 22nd at 6.30 pm, in the House of Commons kindly hosted by Grahame Morris MP.
We will be joined by speaker Courtney Freer from LSE who has worked on the rise of Al-Islah in the UAE, Rori Donaghy, journalist at the Middle East Eye, Ahmed Al Nuaimi, a political activist from the United Arab Emirates and Anas Al Tikriti, discussing the UAE within the context of democracy in the Middle East.
The calls for democratic reform in 2011 came in the wake of the Arab Spring. Activists and social reformers and signed a petition calling for democratic elections, an independent judiciary and legislative powers to be granted to the Federal National Council. This petition was met with increasing hostility from the authorities and the five years since then have seen arrests, detentions and trials in response to these calls.
5 years later we are looking at the issues facing democratic reform in the UAE. What future is their for reform and what impact does the political environment have on the UAE and the MENA region today?
Join us to discuss whether there is a future for democracy in the UAE.
Registration is essential
Please email Shazia@icfuae.com or phone 0207 607 7352 with any further questions.
Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 from 18:30 to 20:00 (GMT)