Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) is a lawyer-based legal charity in the UK that works on projects to protect and promote Palestinian human rights. LPHR’s mission is to use our expertise to meaningfully contribute towards transforming the critical human rights situation impacting Palestinians.
The main aspects of LPHR’s work are:
- high quality legal work, advice and support;
- utilising accountability and human rights mechanisms of domestic and international institutions;
- research, monitoring and urgent actions on human rights violations;
- policy engagement on legal and human rights issues with government and parliamentarians; and
- legal and human rights advocacy and education
Where possible we coordinate our work with organisations in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel.
LPHR Director – Tareq Shrourou
Tareq leads LPHR’s legal work, policy positioning, advocacy and outreach, and education activities, with the excellent support of LPHR’s voluntary Executive Committee. He devises and implements LPHR’s strategy, and is responsible for LPHR’s profile and impact.
Before becoming the first Director of LPHR in 2013, Tareq worked as a human rights solicitor in London representing asylum claimants, unaccompanied children and survivors of human trafficking, and had led the free public advice service of the UK human rights organisation, Liberty. He holds an LLM in Public International Law from King’s College London.
LPHR Executive Committee (2018-2019)
- Claire Jeffwitz
- Natalie Sedacca
- Laila Hamzi
- Alicia Mendonca-Richards
- Dearbhla Katharine Minogue
- Aleisha Esfahani
- Angelina Nicolaou
- Emma Fullerton
- Alamara Bettum
- Roisin Jacklin
- Shahd Hammouri
- Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
- Tessa Gregory
- Professor Bill Bowring
- Geraldine Isherwood (Treasurer)
- Nusrat Uddin
- Rachel Waller (Chair)