Source: Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Contact: Jessica Morrison - jmorrison09@jhu.edu


The Alexandria University Faculty of Law (Alexandria, Egypt), Third Annual Conference, 1-2 December 2010

The Alexandria University Faculty of Law (AUFL) and The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies are pleased to invite scholars and professionals to submit proposals for the third annual conference, “Women’s Rights in Egypt and Arab States,” which will take place December 1 – 2, 2010 at the Helnan Palestine Hotel in Alexandria, Egypt. 

The conference will bring together professors of law, religion and social sciences and representatives from NGOs and other elements of civil society to discuss a broad array of topics related to the rights of women in the Arab world, including Islamic law, personal status and family laws, and labor and political rights, among others.

AUFL welcomes paper submissions from all disciplines on topics including but not limited to:

  • International human rights legislation: women's rights and reservations made by Arab States;
  • Political participation of women in Islamic law and Arab legislation;
  • The role of civil society organizations in empowering women and facilitating access to justice;
  • Criminal laws and women: female genital mutilation, sexual harassment, violence against women, human trafficking and discrimination;
  • Marriage and women's rights in Arab society

Please submit paper abstracts (300 – 500 words) and author biographies electronically to Jessica Morrison, Director of Education and Training at The Protection Project (jmorrison09@jhu.edu), by August 15, 2010.

Papers may be submitted in English, Arabic and French. Authors selected to present will be notified no later than September 15, 2010, and their works will be published in the annual Law Review of the Alexandria University Faculty of Law. Completed papers must be submitted for publication by October 15, 2010, and should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words, excluding notes and bibliography.