Criminalization of Homosexuality in Tunisia: From Colonialism to Present-Day Activism

March 14 | 12-1 pm | WCC 1019

Please join us for a lunch talk featuring Dr. Ramy Khouili, a Tunisian doctor and human rights activist, and Daniel Levine-Spound (HLS ’19), who will examine the origins and dynamics of the criminalization of homosexuality in Tunisia. Khouili and Levine-Spound will present their original research analyzing the emergence of the Tunisian Sodomy Law, from its colonial inclusion during the French protectorate to its application in 21st century Tunisia, and discuss Tunisian LGBTQ activism and efforts of activists to decriminalize homosexuality in Tunisia.

Lunch will be provided.

Co-hosted by the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World & the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by HLS Advocates, Middle Eastern Law Students Association, LAMBDA, Harvard Law and International Development Society, Harvard Human Rights Journal, and the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School.