The Arab Spring: The Role and Rule of Law
Professor Maged is a judge at the Egyptian Court of Cassation (Criminal Division), the supreme criminal court of Egypt, an Expert Adviser on Human Trafficking to the League of Arab States, and an Honorary Professor at Durham Law School.
The slogan of the demonstrators in the Arab world - ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizam (the people want to bring down the regime) - has been heard around the world. From his perspective within Egypt, Justice Maged is able to offer insightful and diverse perspectives on the Arab Spring, and offer an insider's view on what is likely to come next. How should those who held power be held accountable for their acts? What was, and is, the role of Islamic law and Islamists during the Arab Spring and its aftermath? What are the best strategies for improving the protection of fundamental rights and the rule of law in post-authoritarian countries in the Arab region and beyond?
This talk is jointly presented by Grey College and Islam, Law and Modernity, an interdisciplinary research group at Durham University (www.dur.ac.uk/ilm/).
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