Hosted by the Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP
You are warmly invited to attend our timely discussion about the growing human rights violations being committed by the Sisi regime against the Egyptian people.
Lawyers and experts will discuss the escalating implementation of the death penalty and what can be done on the international level to stop any future executions. The event will be held at Parliament, hosted by the Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP.
- Since 2013, over 2,240 persons have been sentenced to death,sentences which have reached the grave stage of beingreferred to the Grand Mufti for approval.
- Amongst these referrals, 1157 have been approved by the Grand Mufti.
- Sentences have been issued without fair trial, after defendants were subjected to torture, in order to extract from them false confessions.
- So far, 36 persons have been executed. A further 60 people are currently awaiting execution having exhausted all legal means of appeal.
- With apparent disregard for international law, the international community has turned its back on the Egyptian people whose human rights are being grossly violated.
We hope you can participate in our seminar to discuss the increasingly dangerous situation
Barrister at 5 St. Andrew’s Hill. He specialises in human rights and extradition proceedings in post-Soviet states including Russia and Azerbaijan. He is also the Associate Lecturer in Human Rights at Birkbeck College, University of London.
He is a former BBC journalist who has worked extensively in the Gulf states and the wider Middle East.
British barrister specialising in international criminal law and human rights law. He is a member of the List of Counsel for the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Dr Maha Azzam
Dr Maha Azzam is Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council, which promotes a civil and democratic state in Egypt. A lifelong advocate of democracy and human rights, she has been a leading proponent of bringing to international justice, General Sisi and those responsible for the massacres in Egypt following the coup. Azzam was a Fellow at Chatham House until 2015 having been Head of Programme on Security and Development in Muslim States at the Royal United Services Institute, London prior to that.
Barrister practising at Temple Garden Chambers, London, and The Hague. He is a specialist in International human rights law. He has appeared in cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) as well as the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Researcher at the Arab Organisation for Human Rights, focusing on human rights challenges in the Middle East.
Date and time:
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 5 PM – 7:30 PM
House of Commons
1 parliament street
Committee Room C
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