Posts Tagged ‘arab spring’

Some Free and Open Human Rights Counsel for the Polisario – Robert M. Holley

. * Counsel to Polisario: “These are only a few of the very basic elements that you would be well advised to consider if you wish the wider world of informed observers to credit your professed concerns for the human rights of the Sahrawi people as anything more than political theater in the service of other agendas.” * .   Robert M. Holley, MACP April 23, 2014 Your Algerian patrons just ...

A Tale of Two Cities…well, Actually Three Countries – Jean R. AbiNader

  * Finding the middle path in politics is fraught with challenges, yet better than no discourse at all.­­­­ * . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 16, 2014 When Driss El Yazami, the chairman of Morocco’s National Human Rights Council (CNDH) spoke recently in Washington, DC, he was asked about the so-called Arab Spring and its impact on human rights protections. He was quite candid in his response. “The core ...

The Core of Democracy is not Elections – It’s Rule of Law and Civil Society – Jean R. AbiNader

*Pundits wonder why democracy is failing — judgment based on mistaken assumptions* . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 27, 2014 It’s hard not to look at the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the broader collection of emerging states without disappointment at what has happened to the democratic impulse that held so much promise at the end of the last century. Whether one is assessing the color revolutions in ...

Reforming Societies: The Case of Women’s Rights in Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

   . * “The pressure for change is building,” reports The New York Times on the progress of women’s rights in Morocco. To the degree Morocco’s key actors can continue working together to achieve consensus on real reforms, positive results will continue building as well. *  . Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC March 17, 2014 In an article in today’s New York Times, “Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law,” ...

Two Morocco women 2014 Young Global Leaders: “Changing face of leadership”- Garth Neuffer

. * Mayor of Marrakech Fatima Zahra Mansouri and Journalist Souad Mekhennet are honored as 2014 ‘Young Global Leaders’ by Davos World Forum * . Garth Neuffer, MACP March 13, 2014 Fatima Zahra Mansouri, the 38-year old mayor of Marrakech, and Souad Mekhennet, a 35-year old journalist, have been honored by the prestigious World Economic Forum to be selected among the organization’s 214 Young Global Leaders (YGLs) in 2014, coming from 66 different ...
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