SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Report launch: ‘Criminalisation of Women in Sudan - A need for Fundamental Reform.’

Najlaa Ahmed, Dr. Carla Ferstman, Osman Mubarak, Dr. Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, Lutz Oette

Date: 4 December 2017Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 4 December 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4429

Type of Event: Seminar

The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) and the Redress Trust are proud to release a joint publication entitled ‘Criminalisation of Women in Sudan - A need for Fundamental Reform.’


17:15 - 17:20  Introductions -Dr Lutz Oette, Director, Centre of Human Rights Law, SOAS
17:20 - 17:35  Defending women’s rights in Sudan - Najlaa Ahmed, Lawyer from Sudan
17:35 - 17:50  Public order laws in Sudan and the absolute prohibition of torture - Dr. Carla Ferstman Director, REDRESS
17:50 - 18:05  Infringement of women’s rights in Sudan: an overview - Osman Mubarak, Sudan based lawyer& Post graduate student at Essex University
18:05 - 18: 20  What possibilities for reform? - Dr. Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker-Professor of international Law and legal researcher (Sudan)
18:20 - 19:00   Moderated discussion

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This event has been organised in collaboration with SSSUK, SOAS Law School, SIHA and REDRESS

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