Rule of Law Symposium: the Arab Summer and Fall

On October 9th 2015 I’ve participated in Vienna at the Annual conference of the International Bar Association in a conference entitled Rule of Law Symposium: the Arab Summer and Fall, which I shared with Mohamed ElBaradei.

In the wake of the widespread publicity of the Arab Spring, we discussed what has followed – the successes and failures of reform efforts and the impact on democratic processes, official corruption, treatment of minorities and freedom of religion, expression and assembly. We encouraged to second guess decisions made by various countries during the Arab Spring, analysed reasons for successes and failures, and looked ahead to possible future courses for Arab countries still involved in, or just beyond, their own ‘Arab Springs’.

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