Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) is a lawyer-based legal charity in the UK (charity number 1175498) that works on key projects to protect and promote Palestinian human rights. Our primary goal is to effectively contribute towards achieving the positive transformation of the critical human rights situation impacting Palestinians.
LPHR seeks to achieve this main objective through the following aspects of our work:
- expert legal work, advice and support;
- utilising accountability and human rights mechanisms of domestic and international institutions;
- monitoring, research and urgent actions on human rights violations;
- policy engagement from a legal and human rights perspective with the UK government, parliamentarians, United Nations Special Rapporteurs and United Nations officials; and
- legal and human rights analysis, advocacy and education.
Where possible we coordinate our work with human rights organisations in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel.
LPHR Director – Tareq Shrourou
Tareq leads on LPHR’s legal work, policy positioning, advocacy, outreach, and education activities. He supervises and works with with the excellent support of LPHR’s talented Executive Committee who provide outstanding voluntary support. He devises and implements LPHR’s strategy with the oversight of LPHR’s distinguished board of trustees – including leading human rights lawyers Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC and Tessa Gregory – and has responsibility for LPHR’s profile and impact.
Before becoming the first Director of LPHR in 2013, Tareq worked for three years as a human rights solicitor in London representing asylum claimants, unaccompanied children and survivors of human trafficking. In this position he was specifically referred serious and complex cases from the UK human rights organisations, Freedom from Torture and Liberty. Before this, he co-managed the free public advice service of the prominent UK human rights organisation, Liberty, and completed his legal training at the legal aid practice Christian Khan Solicitors (established by leading human rights lawyer, Louise Christian, and the former lawyer and current Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan).
Tareq holds an LLB law degree from SOAS, University of London, an LLM in Public International Law from King’s College London, University of London, and completed the LPC with a distinction.
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
- Shahd Hammouri
- Rebecca Nguyen Van Thuy
- Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
- Tessa Gregory
- Professor Bill Bowring
- Geraldine Isherwood
- Nusrat Uddin