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dc.contributor.authorEl Naggar, Mohamed Husseinen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-06T15:52:56Z
dc.date.available2016-01-06T15:52:56Z
dc.date.issuedJanuary 2012en
dc.identifier.citationEl Naggar, M., H. (2012) Human Rights Organisations and the Egyptian Revolution. IDS Bulletin 43(1): 78-86en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7456
dc.description.abstractIn much of the democratisation and development literature, human rights organisations were championed as whistle?blowers and advocates of justice. This article argues that human rights organisations were just as disconnected from the momentum of the force, building up prior to and at the wake of the revolution as other civil and political organisations and forces. An inhibitive political environment prohibiting political activism and an elitist internal culture meant that human rights organisations were far removed from the street. Yet they played an intermediary role in engaging with journalists, lawyers and activists as well as an indirect role in raising awareness of human rights violations, which facilitated the coalescing of a platform around the death of Khaled Said. The revolution however, has forced the human rights organisations to rethink their strategies of engagement and relationship with the masses. The extent to which this is forcing a paradigm shift remains to be seen.en
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dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 43 Nos. 1en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleHuman Rights Organisations and the Egyptian Revolutionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2012 The Author. IDS Bulletin © 2012 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00293.xen


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