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2012-11-17

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AQHRC Team

Clinic Director, Dr. Munir Nuseibah 

Munir Nuseibah is a human rights lawyer and academic based in Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine. He is an assistant professor at Al-Quds University's faculty of law; the director (and co-founder) of Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic, the first accredited clinical legal education program in the Arab World; and the director of the Community Action Center in Jerusalem. He holds a B.A. degree in law from Al-Quds University, an LL.M in International Legal Studies from the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington DC and a PhD degree from the University of Westminster in London, UK, where his thesis dealt with Forced Displacement in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, International Law, and Transitional Justice. He also serves as a policy advisor at Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network. 

Acting Coordinator/Supervising lawyer, Mr. Radi Darwish

Mr. Darwish graduated with LLB from Al-Quds University. He was admitted to the Israeli Bar in January 2007. Mr. Darwish completed a course in NGO Management at the Birziet University Institute of Law. Mr. Darwish is co-founder of AQHRC and is currently the Acting Coordinator. In addition to his administrative responsibilities Mr. Darwish is Supervising Lawyer working mainly with students on the Jerusalem Project and the Legal Services unit.

Administrative Assistant, Ms. Nibal Kamal

Ms. Kamal graduated with BA Social Services from Al-Quds University in Palestine. She worked as an Administrative Director and Field Research Leader in the Center for Jerusalem Studies at Al-Quds University. Ms. Kamal is currently pursuing a diploma in Gender and Development at the Birziet University Center for Continuing Education.  

Supervising Lawyer, Mr. Osama Al Risheq

Mr. Al Risheq graduated with BA in Public Law and Relations from Mohammed the 1st University in Morocco. He then pursued a master degree and graduated with MA International Law and Relations from University of Kent in the UK. Mr. Al Risheq runs the Rights to Education Campaign at AQHRC.

Departed Staff

The Clinic is grateful for the contribution of Ms. Grietje Baars, who helped establish the Human Rights Clinic in 2006 and served as the first supervising lawyer for the Monitoring and Advocacy Group.  Ms. Baars, a Dutch national, is a UK qualified solicitor, who practiced commercial and public law in the City of London.  She received her LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of London, where she is also completing her PhD thesis on the liability of corporations in International Criminal Law.  Ms. Baars has taught public international law to undergraduates at UCL's Law Department, which is one of the UK's top 3 law schools.  She has published, and presented at many international conferences, on aspects of international criminal law and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ms. Huwaida Arraf received her bachelors' degree in political science, Arabic studies, and Hebrew and Judaic studies from the University of Michigan, and her juris doctor (J.D.) from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., where she focused her studies on international human rights and humanitarian law. Before attending law school, from 2000-2004 Ms. Arraf lived in the Occupied Palestinian Territories where she co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), to address the lack of awareness of human rights violations and the rights of oppressed peoples. Through this organization, she helped train thousands of Palestinian, Israeli and international volunteers from over 30 countries in violence reduction skills, as well as human rights monitoring and reporting. As a law student Ms. Arraf conducted research for the Public International Law and Policy Group, a non-profit organization, which operates as a global pro bono law firm providing free legal assistance to states and governments involved in conflicts. Ms. Arraf also worked with the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the Washington College of Law, where she represented international clients in their complaints before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Issues she worked on include indigenous lands rights as well as cross-border abductions and irregular rendition. 


Clinical Supervisor, Mr. Saleh Hijazi

Mr. Hijazi graduated with a BA in Political Philosophy from Lawrence University in the US. He then went to pursue an masters degree and graduated with MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from University of Essex in the UK. Mr. Hijazi is the Clinical Supervisor and Academic Coordinator at AQHRC. Along with his position at AQHRC, Mr.Hijazi is Consultant Researcher for Human Rights Watch in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

 Supervising Lawyer, Ms. Luna Orikat

Ms. Orikat graduated with LLB from Al-Quds University, and then gained a High Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from Birzeit University. Ms. Orikat was admitted to the Palestinian Bar and worked as a lawyer and a Social Advisor at the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling. She currently runs the Street Law program and is responsible for Gender programs at AQHRC.  

 

 

 

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