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
I hold an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from
the University of Essex, UK.
I am affiliated to the following:
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.
For a list of organisations I work with and
selected testimonials, please click here