Today’s Program is on Egypt’s Political Prisoners of Conscience: The Case of Ramy Shaath.
Our participants are: Noura Erakat, Celine LeBrun Shaath, and Hussein Baoumi.
Celine LeBrun Shaath is the wife of Ramy Shaath and heads the “Free Ramy Shaath Campaign” - www.freeramyshaath.com
Celine is a political researcher, educator, and community organizer. Since July 2019, following the arrest of her husband, a well-known Egyptian political figure and Human Rights defender, she has been leading an international campaign from France, her home country, for his release from Egypt’s Tora Prison. Celine was deported from Egypt at the time of her husband’s arrest. She holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, 2017.
Hussein Baoumi is an Amnesty International Egypt and Libya researcher. He researches human rights violations, plans and conducts advocacy programs, plans and implements global campaigns, engages with media, and supports Amnesty International's growth in Egypt. He has worked in Cairo, Bogota, and Washington D.C, where he covered human rights and political issues in North Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. He holds a B.A. in political Science and Government from the American University in Cairo.
Noura Erakat, our moderator for today’s program, is a human rights attorney and an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Criminal Justice. Her research interests include human rights law, humanitarian law, national security law, refugee law, social justice, and critical race theory. Noura is an editorial committee member of the Journal for Palestine Studies and a co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya, an electronic magazine on the Middle East that combines scholarly expertise and local knowledge. She is the author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019). Noura earned her J.D. and undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) and a LLM in National Security from Georgetown University Law Center.