Mervat Rishmawi - Human Rights Consultant: Research, Training and Policy Analysis
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. I collaborate directly with many prominent organisations based in or working on the region.
 
I have recently been working on economic and social rights; the 2030 Development Agenda; and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

I also work 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 also specialise on the League of Arab States, its human rights standards and mechanisms including the Arab Charter on Human Rights.

Qualifications 
 I hold an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex, UK.   

Affiliations 
I am affiliated with the following:
  

Work experience 

I am currently 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 30 years.  

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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