"Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here": the human rights struggle against Muslim fundamentalism.


Coming to the event

  • Date and time: Wednesday 23 October 2013 , 6.30-8pm
  • Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
  • Speakers: Professor Karima Bennoune 
  • Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt 
  • Suggested twitter hashtag: #LSEBennoune

Karima Bennoune carried out nearly 300 interviews over three years with people from nearly 30 countries, from Afghanistan to Mali, to document peaceful, local human rights struggles against fundamentalism. These are some of the most important, and most overlooked, human rights struggles in the world today. From Pakistani peace activists to Tunisian feminists, from Chechen journalists to Algerian victims of terrorism, Bennoune will share their stories and provide a human rights analysis from these many frontlines.

Karima Bennoune is Professor of International Law at UC Davis School of Law, a member of the board of the network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws and a former Amnesty International Legal Advisor. 

'Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism' - on Amazon

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