Academic Side-Event: Geuzenpenning - cancelled

Saudi-Arabian Human Rights Organization
Thursday 12 Mar 2020, 13:30 - 17:00
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Campus Woudestein
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We regret to inform you that due to the uncertainty regarding Covid 19 the academic side event to the awarding of the Geuzenpenning in the Erasmus University pavillion has been cancelled. We hope to organise a similar event at a later stage.
Kind regards, Martin de Jong. Scientific director Erasmus Initiative for the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity.

The Geuzenpenning, named after the group of resistance from Vlaardingen in the Second World War, is granted each year to organizations or individuals that defend human rights and resist dictatorship, discrimination and racism. This year the Geuzenpenning will be awarded to the Saudi-Arabian human-rights organization ACPRA. Since 2009, they are peacefully striving for reforms like freedom of speech and democracy. On the 12th of February, an academic side-event will be hosted at the Erasmus University.

Program - cancelled

13.30 - 14.00 Welcome with coffee and tea

14.00 - 14.05 Opening
Martin de Jong, Scientific Director of the Erasmus Initiative: Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity 

14.05 - 14.20
Yahya Assiri, Director and founder of ALQST, a London based Human Rights Organisation:
ACPRA and human rights in Saudi Arabia

14.20 - 14.40
Kristin Henrard, Professor at the Erasmus School of Law:
Civil society’s contribution to the effective protection of fundamental rights

14.40 - 15.00
Cees Flinterman, Emeritus Professor in Human Rights at the University of Utrecht:
Shrinking space of civil society  and the rule of law?

15.00 - 15.20
Maurits Berger, Professor of Islam and the West at Leiden University, Arabist en Lawyer:
Working with human rights in the Middle East

15.20 - 15.40 
Yogi Hendlin, Assistant Prof. at the Erasmus School of Philosophy and Core Faculty of The Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Initiative:
Protest as an Endangered Form of Political Legitimacy 

15.40 - 1600 Questions & Discussion

16.00 - 17.00 Drinks

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The organization of the academic side-event is a collaboration between professor Kristin Henrard of the Erasmus School of Law and professor Martin de Jong on behalf of the Erasmus Initiative: Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity. 

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