Webinar Held about Harassment and Bullying in the Laws of Arab Countries between Reality and Expectations

27 November 2020


The Faculty of Law and Political Science at Beirut Arab University in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Gulf Countries held a webinar about “Harassment and Bullying in the laws of Arab countries between Reality and Expectations”. Civil society organizations, a number of specialists in the field of law, researchers and interested people in the issue of harassment and bullying, and 470 participants were present to listen to the session. The Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science Dr. Mohammad Hassan Kassem, MP Inaya Ezzeddine, the Regional Representative in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Gulf Countries Judge Dr. Hatim Ali, Judge Hazem Kassem from Arab Republic of Egypt, Judge at the Administrative Prosecution Authority in Egypt Dr. Khaled Abul Wafa talked in the webinar. From Lebanon Judge Fatima Majed, Assistant  Public Prosecutor in the Sultanate of Oman Professor Maysar Al-Ruqishi, Head of Planning and Analysis Unit at the Ministry of Interior in Lebanon Major Tarek Hassaballah, Director of Operations at Shorufat Center for Globalization and Terrorism Studies in Jordan Dr. Khawla El Hassan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tunis official Professor Taqwa Saedana, from Syria, Lawyer Rola Baghdadi.
The webinar was held under the  supervision and management of the Associate Professor Dr. Tartil Turki Darwish and discussed the development of harassment and bullying laws in several Arab countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Jordan, in addition to discussing the development of harassment and bullying laws in France and Britain. The webinar also discussed proposals for developing the Arab laws, especially adding the law of bullying to the Arab laws, and working on developing the law of harassment stipulated in some Arab countries' legislations. It also reviewed some positive points and discussed the gaps in some Arab laws in addition to working to find realistic solutions for these legal loopholes.