Debate 'Syrians in the Frame: Imagining Justice for Syrians’

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Alumni , Press , Employees , Students
06-12-2021 from 20:00 to 23:00
Liberas, Kramersplein 23, 9000 Gent
UGent Human Rights Research Network (HRRN), Liberas, Amsab-ISG

Panel discussion at the varnishing of the exhibition 'Syrians in the Frame'. On Monday 6 December, to kick off the UGent Human Rights Week.

Vernissage of the photo exhibition ‘Syrians in the Frame’ by Mohamed Abdullah, with a panel discussion (20:00-21:30) that zooms in on the rule of violence in Syria and the ongoing justice efforts.

Mohammed Abdullah (Artino) is a prominent Syrian photographer and human rights activist who has witnessed the start and the demise of the Syrian uprising. In his pictures he foregrounds the resilience of Syrian citizens. He argues that justice remains a core demand for Syrians whose lives have been transformed by the ongoing violence. Journalist and author Jorn De Cock (De Standaard), who has written extensively about the Syrian conflict, analyzes the broader power dynamics that entrench the conflict. Researcher Brigitte Herremans (UGent) highlights how Syrian and international activists challenge the international passivity and continuously reshape the struggle for justice.

Seasoned author and Middle-East specialist Chams Eddine Zaougui will moderate this panel discussion.