The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and the International Center for Transitional Justice are jointly hosting a regional conference titled “Transitional Justice in Egypt and the MENA Region: Challenges and Possibilities” in Cairo October 30–31.

Prominent regional and international actors will offer a comprehensive picture of the challenges and opportunities facing current practices in transitional justice in Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa region. The conference will also contribute to current public debate in the region on how best to address human rights violations in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring,” citing comparative examples from countries that have undergone similar transitions. Topics will include discussions on reparations, gender justice, vetting, and institutional reform, with the focus on security sector and judicial reforms.

Conference location
October 30–31, 2011
Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel
Meeting Rooms: White Night and Morgana
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Attend the conference virtually
If you are unable to join the conference in Cairo, follow it online. There will be a live video stream, blog, and Twitter feed from the conference. The blog will have information and important updates on the conference.

Video: http://tjcairo.ictj.org/en/livestream
Blog: http://tjcairo.ictj.org
Twitter: @theICTJ #TJcairo (English) or #CairoTJ (Arabic)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theICTJ

Journalists are invited to attend the conference
Please register to use the designated communications area. There will be a room available for interviews with speakers. Journalists interested in attending the conference may register by contacting:

Refik Hodzic
Director of Communications (New York)
International Center for Transitional Justice
Office +1 917 637 3853
Cell +1 917 975 2305

Soha Fathi
Media Officer
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
Cell: + 227 335 184