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Start date End date Qualification
October 2003 International Law (Ph.D., honors) at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland 0
PhD in International Law (with ‘très bien’ or distinction; highest obtainable evaluation). This PhD included one-year course, grade: 5.37.5 of 6, general oral exam, and 339-page thesis.
September 1998 July 2000 Law (MA, with distinction) at Birzeit University 0
aster in Law (with ‘distinction’; rank: top in class). This LLM included two-year course (grade: 90 of 100), and 120-page thesis.)
February 1994 February 1994 Law and Sharia (BA, with distinction) at University of Qatar 0
Bachelor in Law and Sharia (with ‘distinction’; grade: 4.50 of 5; rank: top in class).
Start date End date Position
February 2010 Professsor of Law: Hebron University 0
Teach and research in public international law: general international law, human rights, humanitarian law, refugee law, criminal law, international organizations, peaceful settlement of disputes, United Nations system; private international law: conflict of laws, jurisdiction, foreign judgments, status of forefingers, nationality and domicile, trade law; constitutional law; administrative law; Islamic law; provide consultancies to a number of international organizations (including OHCHR, UNDP, UNODC, USAID, EC, NGOs) on human rights, migration, criminal justice, legislative drafting, institutional reform, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation; attorney-at-law in international disputes, negotiations and arbitration.
July 2009 Regional Director: Penal Reform International, Amman, JordanPenal Reform International, Amman, JordanPenal Reform International, Amman, Jordan 0
Run, design and supervise, projects in eight countries of the region; member of PRI’s senior management team; work with top officials, by advices and diplomacy as well as capacity building, towards the reform of penal legislation and institutions, including the judiciary, prosecution, police and prison and security forces; set PRI’s strategic plans, provide technical and political analysis; fundraising; work with UN agencies and international NGOs on joint programmes; monitor penal reform developments in the region in light of international standards; lead regional and national conferences, trainings and advocacy activities.
October 2008 Professsor of Law and Director of Legal Education Program: : Al-Quds University and USAID 0
Teach international law, including public and private international law, human rights, humanitarian law, international organizations and refugee law at Al-Quds Universality’s Law School; Manage a U.S.-funded programme on ‘enhancing legal education’, Palestinian law schools; Run programs on legal writing, clinical legal education, legal ethics, textbooks, law journal; Supervise some 20 international and national consultants; Develop curricula, including an LLM on humanitarian law with the American University, Washington DC, and a Bachelor programme on human rights with Bard College, New York; Organize conferences, trainings.
July 2008 Director, Security Sector Reform Project (consultancy: Birzeit University 0
Lead a Project on Palestinian Security Sector Reform; Responsibility on all project components: legislative, training, outreach; supervise 8-member team; Design short-term and strategic plans; ensure Project implantation and delivery of outputs; evaluation; Represent the Project with government, security officials, NGOs, UN, donors; reporting; Legal analysis, domestic & comparative law, international standards; trainer.
September 2006 Human Rights Officer: United Nations, Beirut, Lebanon 0
Act as Deputy Regional Representative of OHCHR Middle East Regional Office; Manage projects in Gulf States, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen; supervise 8 staff; Liaise with governments, national institutions, NGOs, UN agencies, donors; represent OHCHR; Handle legal work: draft agreements, revise legislation and provide legal opinions; Plan, conceptualize ideas; draft concept, policy, strategic papers; coordinate training programmes; Process individual cases; report on human rights in the region; provide political analysis.
June 2004 Human Rights Officer: Unuited Nations, Geneva, Switzerland 0
Heading subdivision of the Gulf States in the Middle East and North Africa Division; Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate technical cooperation projects; conduct training courses; Liaise and maintain relations with governments, NGOs, UN bodies, donors; Handle relations with the Organization of the Islamic Conference on human rights and Islam; Collect, analyze information on human rights in Middle East; write reports (including Secretary-General and High Commissioner reports to General Assembly) and , papers, notes; Advise the High Commissioner and other UN offices on political, legal and cultural issues.
September 2001 Human Rights Officer: United Nations, Ramallah, Palestine 0
Heading OHCHR’s branch office in the West Bank; Participate in all office programmes, including legal framework, action plans and technical assistance; Coordinate with ministries, parliament, judiciary, national institution, universities, NGOs and UN; Design, coordinate and implement training programmes on human rights and humanitarian law; Prepare reports, analytical papers, briefing notes on human rights situation in the occupied territory; Draft and review legislation (laws, regulations) related to human rights and the rule of law.
April 2000 Legal Adisor and Prject Manager: Palestinian Legislative Council and USAID 0
Manage Legislative Process and Budget Sector in a project with the Parliament; Participate in project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting; supervise 6 staff; Provide legal advice to the Parliament, Ministry of Justice on legislative drafting and the rule of law; Monitor and track draft legislation within the Parliament, the Cabinet and Ministry of Justice; Coordinate, act as trainer in, training programmes on legislative drafting and comparative legal systems; Identify project partners; hire new staff, consultants; represent the project.
July 1998 Legal Researcher:: : Institute of Law, Birzeit University 0
Conduct research on public and private international law, constitutional law and legislative drafting; Coordinate, instruct in, training and academic courses; draft laws, by-laws and regulations; Publish, along with 3 researchers, Legislative Drafting Manual; Prepare two papers on Explanatory Memorandums of Legislation and Legal Drafting Techniques; Develop methods for the publication of legislation in the Official Gazette.
July 1997 Lawyer: Palestine Bar Association 0
In courts and law offices; under Bar Association’s supervision; possessed law profession license; Ramallah.

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