Karima Tanfous'13 to Speak at Amnesty International Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Karima Tanfous'13 will speak at the Amnesty International 2013 Annual General Meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 23, 2013. The King Hall LL.M. student, a Tunisian lawyer, will participate in a plenary panel on women in the post-Arab Spring Middle East entitled "Dignity and Discrimination against Women as Drivers of the MENA Resistance." Professor Karima Bennoune was invited to speak on the panel but was unable to attend and suggested Karima Tanfous as a possible replacement.
Karima Tanfous has been a member of Tunisian Bar Association since 2005. She studied law at the Faculty of Juridical, Political, and Social Sciences of Tunis, University of Carthage, where she later taught as an assistant professor during the academic year 2008-2009. She practiced law with the biggest international law firm in Tunisia from 2009-12, and following the Tunisian revolution, decided to dedicate her career to advancing human rights and women's rights. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012 and is studying international law and human rights in the UC Davis School of Law LLM program.