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Amna Guellali, ‘Dispatches from Tunisia How to Build A State: Rights, Laws, Fears”

In 2011, as the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ was under way, citizen activist Amna Guellali felt compelled to come home to Tunis where she was chosen to open the office of Human Rights Watch, the NGO’s base in Tunisia and Algeria. After 10 years working in international law, for the Red Cross in the Maghreb, for the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Amna Guellali committed to participating in the democratic movements of building a new Republic.   

The Constitutional debates, the trials of revolutionary figures, freedom of speech, legal reform, economic/social human rights, and in the wake of last November’s attacks, the question of the law confronting terrorist crimes: Guellali has been active on all these political fronts in the ongoing civic debate, during the highs and lows of Tunisian public life since the heady days of the uprising.

Join us for an open discussion on the questions of human rights in Tunisia. 

Lunch will be served. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to emily.stewart@duke.edu.


Amna Guellali is the director of Human Rights Watch for Tunisia and Algeria. She is the first Fellow in the program, “On the Digital & Documentary Frontline: Citizen Journalists in the Middle East, North Africa Region,” launched with the Journalism and New Media Initiative of the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke Public Affairs and Government Relations.

Sponsored by Duke’s Center for French & Francophone Studies, the Middle East Studies Center, and the DHRC@FHI.


November 11, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


FHI Conference Room
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4