Seminar – 29th June 6.30pm – 8pm – After the Arab Spring: Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Middle East

This seminar will explore existing and emerging forces across the Middle East four years after the start of the 'Arab Spring'. The panellists will examine the current human rights situation across the Arab world. In particular, the speakers will consider new trends in women’s activism and political participation in post-uprising Arab countries and the challenges being faced by human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists as an essential aspect of the rule of law....

Burden of Peace – Film-screening – Monday 22 June 6pm-8pm

The documentary ‘Burden of Peace' tells the story of Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala.The country that has been ravaged for years by a devastating civil war is today one of the most violent in the world. Claudia starts a frontal attack against corruption, drug gangs and impunity and does what everyone had hitherto held to be impossible: she arrests former dictator Efraín Rios Montt on charges of genocide.....