European Parliament: “The Arab Spring Nonviolent Protests and the Future for Islamist Reformers in South Asia”

26 Apr, 2012 | Press Releases

Brussels, 26 April 2012

No Peace Without Justice will contribute to the conference on “The Arab Spring Nonviolent Protests and the Future for Islamist Reformers in South Asia”, to be held at the European Parliament, in Brussels, on 26 April 2012. The meeting is organised by Niccolò Rinaldi MEP and Metin Kazak MEP, in collaboration between the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and Mahatma Gandhi International, and in partnership with No Peace Without Justice, the UNPO, and Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty.

The conference will focus on the new debates surrounding, in the wake of the Arab Spring revolts, the emerging Islamist political parties and their agendas, particularly in the shadow of forthcoming elections in Egypt. Discussants will draw upon different disciplines to provide insights into the development of possible synergies regarding the future trajectory of reformist Islamist movements between South Asian countries like Indonesia and the Middle East and North Africa countries.

Driving these discussions will be Bakhtiar Amin (former minister of human rights of Iraq), Khalil Almarzooq (former First Deputy Speaker of the Bahrain Representative Council), Slaheddinne Jourchi (respected Tunisian intellectual and commentator), Carool Kersten (Senior Lecturer in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World), Ebtisam Hussein (Berlin Graduate School), Gianluca Solera (Anna Lindh Foundation), and Robert Manchin (Gallup Europe), Tazeen Mahnaz Murshid (Development Research and Cooperation), Ong Thong Hoeung (Cambodian writer, former prisoner of the Khmer Rouge). Speakers will also include Marino Busdachin (UNPO General Secretary) and Niccolo’ Figa-Talamanca (Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice).

Draft program

Venue: European Parliament, Room A5G3, from 09h00-18h30 on 26 April 2012

For more information please contact:   Andrew Swan (Mahatma Gandhi International )| +32 472 577 518