The Geuzenpenning, named after the group of resistance from Vlaardingen in the Second World War, is granted each year to organizations or individuals that defend human rights and resist dictatorship, discrimination, and racism. This year the Geuzenpenning will be awarded to the Saudi-Arabian human-rights organization ACPRA. Since 2009, they are peacefully striving for reforms like freedom of speech and democracy. On the 12th of February, an academic side-event will be hosted at the Erasmus University.
|Start date||Thursday, 12 Mar 2020, 13:30|
|End date||Thursday, 12 Mar 2020, 17:00|
13.30 – 14.00 Welcome with coffee and tea
14.00 – 14.05 Opening
Martin de Jong, Scientific Director of the Erasmus Initiative: Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity
14.05 – 14.20
Yahya Assiri, Director and founder of ALQST, a London based Human Rights Organisation:
ACPRA and human rights in Saudi Arabia
14.20 – 14.40
Kristin Henrard, Professor at the Erasmus School of Law:
Civil society’s contribution to the effective protection of fundamental rights
14.40 – 15.00
Cees Flinterman, Emeritus Professor in Human Rights at the University of Utrecht:
Shrinking space of civil society and the rule of law?
15.00 – 15.20
Maurits Berger, Professor of Islam and the West at Leiden University, Arabist en Lawyer:
Working with human rights in the Middle East
15.20 – 15.40
Yogi Hendlin, Assistant Prof. at the Erasmus School of Philosophy and Core Faculty of The Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Initiative:
Protest as an Endangered Form of Political Legitimacy
15.40 – 1600 Questions & Discussion
16.00 – 17.00 Drinks
The organization of the academic side-event is a collaboration between professor Kristin Henrard of the Erasmus School of Law and professor Martin de Jong on behalf of the Erasmus Initiative: Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity.