The Arab Revolutions: Towards Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Multifaith Chaplaincy 1 Woodland Road, BRISTOL, BS8 1AU

Prof Steven Greer

Prof Steven Greer

Professor of Human Rights, School of Law, University of Bristol

Steven Greer, Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law, University of Bristol, studied Law at the University of Oxford, and Sociology at the London School of Economics, before obtaining a PhD from the Queen's University of Belfast. In addition to the University of Bristol, he has taught at Queen's Belfast, and at the Universities of Sussex, Hannover, and Wollongong.

In this talk Professor Steven Greer will consider, in the context of other post-Second World political and constitutional transitions, the challenges and prospects for democracy, human rights and the rule of law presented by the recent ‘Arab revolutions’.

Summary

A well attended seminar with Prof Steven Greer examined the various revolutions of the “Arab Spring” with reference to other post-Second World War political and constitutional transitions, exploring the different challenges that the countries in question now face in building a stable and just future. Participants included academics and students from Bristol University and representatives of interfaith and other community organisations. Discussion of this absorbing topic continued over refreshments.