THE ARAB SPRING: IMPACT ON ASYLUM AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Type of event
This lecture is organised by the Summer Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance in collaboration with the Programme for the Study of Global Migration.
The objective of the lecture is to assess the impact if the Arab Spring on asylum, protection and human rights in the MENA region in 2012 and given by Ms. Shaden Khallaf from the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) and the Law Department of the American University in Cairo (AUC). Her approach is based on her experience in analyzing political transformations and their impact on population displacement and human rights, especially of Iraqi refugees. Throughout the Middle East and from UNHCR Headquarters, she has worked on refugee status determination, improving conditions of detention, addressing the particular needs of refugee women and children, finding durable solutions, mainstreaming refugee rights within broader human rights discourses, strengthening coordination between UN Agencies, promoting respect for international human rights standards, post-conflict reconstruction, strengthening institutional advocacy for and public awareness about UNHCR, and strategic policy planning.