Maja Janmyr (2016)
How are global human rights localised in authoritarian societies? How and what human rights discourses are mobilised by indigenous peoples to further their demands?
Building upon original fieldwork among Nubian activists in Egypt, Maja Janmyr, Steering Committee Member and Postdoctoral Fellow, explores the complexities regarding human rights framing through a discussion of recognition of Nubian indigeneity.
The article “Human rights and Nubian mobilisation in Egypt: towards recognition of indigeneity” finds that the history and political experience of Egypt’s Nubians bring about diverging opinions and also limitations as to how, and what, human rights frameworks rights claimants and their supporters are to employ. Read it here.