Brookings Doha Center invites you to attend a lecture on Thursday 23rd of February, 2012, called The Role of the UN Human Rights System, International Norms and the Transformation of the Middle East.unknownThe lecture is a joint Brookings Doha Center and Qatar University Policy Discussion.

Speaking at the lecture will be HE Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, Attorney General of the State of Qatar and Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Over the past year, international human right norms have been invoked in the Arab World. The UN’s “Special Procedures” independent experts, plays a unique role in calling attention to emerging human rights issues and calling on states to improve their performance.

Simultaneous translation into Arabic/English will be provided.