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 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 with government and parliamentarians; and
- legal and human rights advocacy and education
Where possible we coordinate our work with human rights organisations in the region.
LPHR Director – Tareq Shrourou
Tareq leads LPHR’s legal work, policy positioning, advocacy and outreach, and education activities, with the support of LPHR’s talented 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 led the public advice service of the prominent UK human rights organisation, Liberty.
Tareq has 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 Legal Practice Course with distinction.
LPHR Executive Committee (2017-2018)
- Claire Jeffwitz
- Natalie Sedacca
- Laila Hamzi
- Dearbhla Katharine Minogue
- Nick Petrie
- Aleisha Esfahani
- Angelina Nicolaou
- Bob Jones
- Emma Fullerton
- Alamara Bettum
- Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
- Tessa Gregory
- Professor Bill Bowring
- Geraldine Isherwood (Treasurer)
- Nusrat Uddin
- Rachel Waller (Chair)