Mohamed Azmy is a lawyer and human rights defender and is currently President of the General Nubian Union, based in Aswan. He advocates for land rights of Nubian people and fair resettlement in their historical homeland in the South of Egypt. The General Nubian Union in Aswan is a recently founded movement active in promoting the right to return of the Nubian community to their ancestral land since their forced displacement as a result of various government-led projects such as the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s. The Nubian people are indigenous African people situated mainly in the southern parts of Egypt. In addition to historically facing land expropriation and forced displacement by the Egyptian government, Nubian people also face cultural marginalisation and racial discrimination.