Egyptian Fulbrighter Wins Siegfried Wiessner Award

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An Egyptian Fulbright Student has been awarded the Siegfried Wiessner Intercultural Human Rights Essay Award by his host institution, St. Thomas University. Ahmed El Demery won the award with an essay on “Women’s Rights Laws in Egypt.” The award honors essays that address “issues of international law and human rights, using the intellectual framework of policy-oriented jurisprudence.” The competition recognizes the distinguished lifetime work of Professor Siegfried Wiessner, founder and director of the St. Thomas’s LL.M. Program in Intercultural Human Rights. A General Prosecutor in Menoufia (Northern Egypt) at time of his appointment, Mr. El Demery is completing an L.L.M. degree at St. Thomas. Ahmed shared his award with the Commission, saying: “I believe that this award is not only for me but also for Fulbright Egypt…. I really appreciate everything that you do for me and for all Fulbright students.” Congratulations Ahmed, and many thanks for sharing your kudos with the Commission.

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