Target dictators, but without violence March 10, 2014 12:35 AM By Chibli Mallat The Daily Star   With the retreat of the Western democracies globally, we can count only on ourselves when it comes to freedom. Our Ukrainian friends have determined the course of their history by accepting no less than the removal from power […]

Chibli Mallat weighed in this week on issues relating to justice in the Middle East in the context of the judicial victory of the Sabra and Shatila victims of Sharon, and briefly on the disappointing record of the Special Tribunal on Lebanon On Sabra and Shatila and Sharon’s legacy 1) The Daily Star, oped, 13 […]

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) has just published the main articles contributed to “Democracy Standards in an Islamic Context“, a conference in Tripoli organized by DRI with Right to Nonviolence. The conference was co-chaired by Chibli Mallat and Duncan Pickard during Mallat’s working visit to Libya in June 2013. The proceedings include four substantive studies, written […]

Leading Lebanese daily an-Nahar  prominently featured an exchange between RN Chairman Chibli Mallat, and Sitt Rabab al-Sadr, the renowned civil society leader and sister of the Shi’i leader Musa al-Sadr. In her address published as op-ed, she reflects on her three-decade work against violence, focusing on violence and the key role of education, particularly for […]

Farea Al-Muslimi, a member of RN’s constitutional advocate network, presented a paper at a virtual seminar 06 August 2013 on his views of the work of the Rights and Freedoms Committee of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), a process underway in Yemen. Al-Muslimi has been increasingly appreciated worldwide for his articulate stance against the use […]

Reading Egypt. In “Le renversement de Morsi” in the August 2013 issue of L’Orient Littéraire, RN Chairman Chibli Mallat argues that the end of Morsi’s rule —in a similar way to that of Mubarak— was primarily due to the overwhelming size of nonviolent street protests, and only secondarily to the opportunistic intervention of the Egyptian Army. Warning […]