The Triumphs and Tragedies of Revolution: Protecting Human Rights across North Africa and the Middle East
Event Date: April 30, 2012 - 4:30 pm
Location: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. E., Room 12110 (12th floor)
MOHAMED LOTFY, Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London.
Presented by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, in collaboration with Amnesty International Canada.
Free. In English with a biligual question period.
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Mohamed Lotfy is a researcher in the Middle East and North Africa team of Amnesty International (AI), International Secretariat. Mohamed has led AI research on the uprising in Egypt, spending more than 6 months there since January 2011, and later documented violations by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. He also conducted meetings with each political party in Egypt on behalf of AI to try to obtain their commitment on human rights protection and promotion. He recently went to Tunisia to launch with AI Tunisia the MENA report on developments in the region in 2011. Before joining AI, he has worked at the World Organization Against Torture, the International Commission of Jurists, and the International Organization for Migrations.
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Tags: Amnesty International, Arab Spring, Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, human rights, Middle East, North Africa