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Freedom of Expression: A Universal Right? The case of the UAE

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Mar 02, 2017

Freedom of Expression: A Universal Right? The case of the UAE

Join BPP International Law and Human Rights Society and the International Campaign for Freedom in the UAE for a panel discussion on:

Freedom of Expression: A Universal Right?

The case of the United Arab Emirates

The basic human right of Freedom of Expression is regularly violated in the UAE. Authorities have recently increased their efforts to suppress political dissent, online criticism of the government and even freedom of assembly. Any government critics or human rights activists who have spoken out have been arbitrarily detained. This seminar will highlight the case of the lack of freedom of speech in the United Arab Emirates in order to develop an understanding of the legal framework that supports - or hinders - this human right and its practical consequences.  

Speakers:

  • Activist Ahmed Mansoor (Winner of the 2015 Martin Ennals award for Human Rights Defenders)
  • Abigail Bache (Garden Court Chambers)
  • Melody Patry (Index on Censorship)

The event will end with a Q&A session with the speakers.

Refreshments provided.

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017

Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm (GMT)

Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Waterloo Campus, BPP University, SE1 9NN
Please register via Eventbrite https://freedom-of-expression-a-universal-right.eventbrite.co.uk or RSVP to secretary@icfuae.org.uk

+44 7979 6666 98

media@icfuae.org.uk