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‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational Activism and Human Rights Violations in Egypt
March 2, 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Sherif Azer, Egyptian human rights activist
Dr John Chalcraft, Associate Professor in the History and Politics of Empire/Imperialism, LSE Department of Government
Shane Enright, Community Organiser (Unions and Workplaces) and Global Trade Union Adviser, Amnesty International UK
Liesbeth Ten Ham, Amnesty International Regional Representative for East Anglia
Paola Regeni, mother of Giulio Regeni, Claudio Regeni, father of Giulio Regeni and Alessandra Ballerini, family lawyer for Giulio Regeni’s family and Civil lawyer specialising in human rights and migration (joining via Skype)
Chair: Ayça Çubukçu, Assistant Professor in Human Rights, Department of Sociology/Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE
It is just over a year since the mutilated corpse of Giulio Regeni, the Cambridge University doctoral student, was found by a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. A transnational campaign has since demanded Truth for Giulio / Verità per Giulio, and drawn international attention to forced disappearances and extensive violations of human and citizenship rights in Egypt. Giulio’s killers, most likely members of Egypt’s security services, have not yet been brought to justice. This panel brings together key activists with leading social movement academics to discuss the case at one year. What happened to Giulio Regeni? What sorts of EU, Italian and UK complicity in Egyptian human rights violations have come to light? How can issues around rights and citizenship in Egypt be internationalized? What has campaigning achieved so far, and what are its prospects? What activist strategies have been, or might be effective? The panel raises wider questions about transnational rights activism in a world of globalized governance.
Venue: Room CLM 5.02, 5th floor of Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF, LSE
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
Use #LSEtruthforgiulio to join the conversation on Twitter.
Image credit: Alisdare Hickson