Mervat Rishmawi - Human Rights Consultant
Mervat Rishmawi, MENA human rights consultant, MENA strategic planning, MENA needs assessment and trainingAbout me
 
I am a human rights researcher committed to the Middle East and North Africa. In my work, I collaborate directly with many prominent organisations based in or working on the region.
 
I focus on the rights of detainees, fair trials, prevention of torture and ill-treatment, the death penalty, freedoms of expression and association, children’s rights, and women’s rights. I have also worked on many economic and social rights. 
 
I also specialise on the League of Arab States, its human rights standards and mechanisms including the Arab Charter on Human Rights.

Mervat Rishmawi, MENA human rights consultant, MENA strategic planning, MENA needs assessment and training
Qualifications 
 I hold an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex, UK.   

Affiliations 
I am affiliated to the following:
  

Work experience 

I currently work on part time basis with the Open Society Foundations as Senior Policy Analyst, primarily leading work on the League of Arab States. I am also an independent human rights consultant carrying out various projects related to human rights situation in the Middle East and North Africa.  

I have worked with many prominent national and international organisations, including the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Al-Haq, for over 25 years. I also have experience in advocacy and debates with high level government officials and institutions.   

I was the Legal Adviser to the Middle East and North Africa at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International for 10 years.   

I am fluent in both Arabic and English.   


Please contact me for my cv and any other information: mervat.rishmawi@gmail.com   

For a list of organisations I work with and selected testimonials, please click here
 
 
 
Mervat Rishmawi, MENA human rights consultant, MENA strategic planning, MENA needs assessment and training
 
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