Event: Defending the Democratic Processes

International Educational Development

Invites you along with your friends

to attend a timely event on

“Defending the Democratic Processes”

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Time: 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Room XXII

Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland


Hon. George Galloway, British Parliamentarian

Dr. Karen Parker, IED Delegate to the UN

Dr. Suaad Alfitouri, Libyan Expert from England

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center

Ms. Marjan Lucas, Researcher on Global Conflicts, Netherlands

Professor Nazir Shawl, Justice Foundation, U.K.

Barrister Majid Tramboo, ICHR, Brussels

Mr. Altaf Wani, IIKS

  2011 has proved to be one of the most dramatic periods in recent history, and it is
only half finished. The citizens in a number of countries have protested long entrenched oppressive regimes (Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, etc.) and have toppled them to restore democracy and governance of the will of the people. Citizen participation and engagement has also increased in established democracies, as people demand fair labor standards, transparency, and basic rights. There are several current struggles against oppressive regimes that are still ongoing, with varying levels of international action.

Finally, there are several situations where protest against long-standing occupation and
oppression remains frustrated in spite of the rights inherent with the right to self - determination and the will of the people as the basis of political power. A major case of this is the situation in Kashmir, where the citizenry has protested both peacefully and with the use of force against the occupying Indian forces to no avail, in spite ofUN Security Council resolutions giving them the right to a plebiscite under UN auspices.

This seminar will present the views of persons involved in some of the situations
where the will of the people has prevailed, as well as persons involved in situations where the will of the people has been frustrated.  We anticipate that comparing inconsistent responses by the UN bodies and international community will offer insights and can lead to corrections in policy regarding situations where the will of the people is still suppressed.

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