2012 Bernstein Human Rights Symposium: Human Rights and Political Change in the Arab World

The 2012 Bernstein Human Rights Symposium to be held on March 29-30, 2012, will focus on the recent political changes in the Middle East and North Africa.  The four panels of the symposium will explore the development of human rights in the regions from multiple perspectives: from the onset of Arab Spring to toppling of regimes, and the revolutionary role played by social media in facilitating social and political changes.

The law library collection includes a wide range of print and electronic resources which can further assist scholarly research in these areas.  Selections of recent print acquisitions are as follows:

Contemporary works on human rights in the regions:

On the interplay between Islam, legal systems and human rights:

On related issues concerning individual countries of the regions:

Looking forward, on constitutionalism in the regions:

On the role of social media as an agent of political change:

The Library of Congress has a comprehensive bibliography on recently acquired works on Islamic law published in English.

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