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Islam vs the State: Legitimising Islamophobia

24/11/2020 @ 18:00 - 19:30

Redefined: Learning for Lawyers is back for our 8th session!

November marks Islamophobia Awareness Month and we as an organisation hope to take part through hosting several reflective campaigns. This year has experienced a rampant infringement of human rights, in particular the restriction and criminalisation of the freedom of religion exercised by Muslims around the world. Such restrictions have been enacted and policed by State actors themselves.

Our ‘Islam vs the State: Legitimising Islamophobia’ event will be centred around the discussion of the relationship between the freedom of religion and freedom of speech. This will be explored through various case studies that discuss ongoing legitimations of State led Islamophobic frameworks, in areas including; India, Jammu and Kashmir, China and countries within Europe.


Tasnima Uddin, Restless Beings

Mirza Saaib Beg, Weidenfeld-Hoffman scholar at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.

Eeman Talha, LLM Human Rights Law Graduate

Chaired by: Zeenat Islam, Barrister

IN ADVANCE OF THIS SESSION, please fill out this form with any questions to the panel. This will be anonymous and no names will be attributed to the comments/questions in the session.

As with previous sessions, we are inviting donations with a suggested contribution of £3.00. All funds raised from this donation will be donated to the memorial fund for Aqeel Hassan Noorali. Aqeel was a renowned barrister whose sudden death has been wholly devastating. The memorial fund seeks to honour his tireless efforts to help others and his passion to aid the plight of the Uyghurs. Thus, all funds that are raised will be given to meet the requirements of the Uyghur Tribunal. The tribunal is an Independent People’s Tribunal set up to provide an objective judgment on whether China is committing crimes against humanity, and/or genocide against the Uyghurs and other Muslims.

Redefined: Learning for Lawyers is an alternative learning platform for lawyers from underrepresented groups. Find out more about us online.

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