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Emily Wilsdon chairs panel, organised by Rodney Dixon QC and the AOHR, on religious freedoms in IHL, the blockade of Qatar and the Hajj

25th July 2018

Emily Wilsdon chaired a seminar at the House of Commons with leading experts and lawyers to consider the effect on the religious rights and freedoms of Qataris, in the context of the blockade of Qatar and access to the Hajj.

The speakers were Emily Wilsdon, Prof. Javaid Rehman (Professor at Brunel University, and UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran), Adam Smith-Anthony (Senior Associate at Omnia Strategy LLP), Rukshana Pervin Hoque (Solicitor and media specialist), and Alia Yamakoglu (Turkish and British lawyer, Akinci Law Firm).

The panel discussed the international human rights context, the impact on religious rights, and the steps that could be taken to protect the rights of all persons irrespective of their political persuasions, legal, political and diplomatic.

The seminar was convened by the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR), assisted by Rodney Dixon QC, and hosted by Andy Slaughter MP for Hammersmith and Fulham.



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