Leila Sibai is a legal researcher currently working as an independent legal investigator in collaboration with the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), with whom she supports the development of case-files pertaining to war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria. Leila has an MA in International Law and an MA in Research Architecture and is currently developing her own research practice. Leila is also a board member of Huquqyat.
Mariana Karkoutly currently works as an independent legal investigator in collaboration with Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), with whom she supports the development of case-files pertaining to war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria. Mariana has a BA in Law, an MA in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession and an MA in Social and Political Science and is a senior fellow with Humanity in Action. Mariana is also a board member of Huquqyat.
Noor Hamadeh is a Syrian American lawyer with a focus on international law and in particular business and human rights. She has experience in corporate accountability in the Syrian context and is currently an advocacy counsel with the international corporate accountability roundtable.
Dalal Alouse holds a Law degree from the University of Damascus, Syria. As a lawyer, she focused on cases to support detainees before the Syrian terrorism court. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Law in Human Rights degree at Central European University. She has published research on several topics.
Dr. Yasmine Nahlawi
Dr Yasmine Nahlawi (PhD Public International Law, Newcastle University, UK) is a legal consultant working on international criminal investigations in the Syrian context. She has published widely on Syria, including her book ‘The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law’ (Routledge 2019). Yasmine is a board member of Huquqyat.
Alreem Kamal is an international law specialist with an LLM in International Legal Studies from NYU and an LLM in Public International Law from Queen Mary University of London. She has previously worked at the Syrian Legal Development Programme, and has served as an independent research consultant on international crimes and human rights violations. She is currently an NYU International Finance & Development Fellow at the World Bank.
Shaza Kilo holds law degrees from University of Damascus and the Judicial Institute in Damascus. She practiced law for 6 years and was a judge at the public prosecution in Rif Dimashq for 9 years, six of which were at the criminal court in Rif Dimashq. She currently lives in France.
Samar Al Bardan
Samar Al Bardan studies law at the University of Vienna and focuses on human rights and international crimes. She is a member of the Centre for the International Enforcement of Human Rights (CEHRI) and trained at the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR). She currently works as a consultant at the Vienna Institute for Dialogue and International Cooperation (VIDC).
Rasha is a lawyer who worked in Syria at the Office for the Defence of Prisoners of Conscience. She is currently a member of the Syrian Center for Legal Research and Studies. She lives in France.
Tasneem Al-Adawi is a law and sociology student in Paris.