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Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj Joins International Round Table on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

Tabatha Abu-El-Haj

June 19, 2014

Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj discussed guidelines for peaceful assembly being revised by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at a round table at George Washington University on June 18 and 19.

Abu El-Haj joined leading scholars, legal practitioners, government officials and activists in offering input to the OSCE, the world’s largest regional security organization and an expert panel assembled by the ODIHR, which addresses human rights, elections and democratization issues within the OSCE.

The round table will help the organizations revise guidelines to reflect challenges and practices in the arena of peaceful assembly in the context of digital communications, social media and leaderless assemblies such as the “Occupy” movement.

An authority on the American political process, Abu El-Haj is the author of the forthcoming “All Assemble: Order and Disorder in Law, Politics, and Culture,” to be published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.