The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) invites you to participate in a seminar about the waves of arrests in Saudi Arabia of prominent human rights defenders and opponents of the government.
It is very difficult to know the numbers of men and women who have been imprisoned as the national authorities have released no reliable statistics, and in many cases have prohibited detainees from having access to lawyers and their families.
What can be done about this situation and to obtain justice for those detained unlawfully? A high profile panel of experts and lawyers will address this subject.
Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018
House of Commons, Conference Room A, SW1A 0AA Guests should enter at the 1 Parliament Street Entrance Nearest station: Westminster Tube
Prof. Paul Moorcroft
Is the Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis, London. He is a renown expert and writer on international security and foreign policy issues. He has worked for Time Magazine and the BBC, and in over 30 war zones. He is a former senior instructor at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Is a Saudi national whose mother is detained in prison in Saudi Arabia.
Is a 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.
Dr. Nicola Palmer
Is a lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London. Her areas of expertise cover international criminal law and transnational justice and she has written extensively in these fields. She is the co-author of “Re-thinking the International Law of Crime: Provocations from Transnational Legal Studies”.
Is a Barrister who specialises in extradition and public law. He has acted in several high profile extradition cases including in respect of the UAE. He is ranked and highly recommended in Chambers and Partners and in the Legal 500 in the fields of international criminal law and extradition.
Rodney Dixon QC
Is a leading international law Barrister and expert. He is the co-author of a legal report with Lord Ken Macdonald QC dealing with detentions of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. The report has been submitted to the UN Human Rights Council.