Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) is a 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; 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
LPHR’s Director, Tareq Shrourou, works closely with LPHR’s Board of Trustees on devising LPHR’s strategy. He leads LPHR’s substantive legal work, policy positioning and organisational activities with the support of LPHR’s Executive Committee comprised of UK lawyers, and has overall responsibility for LPHR’s profile and impact.
Before becoming LPHR’s first Director in January 2013, Tareq had co-managed the public advice service of the prominent UK human rights organisation, Liberty, and worked as an asylum and human rights solicitor providing legal representation for adults and unaccompanied children seeking protection in the UK from conflict, persecution, or after surviving human trafficking.
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 (2016-2017)
- Claire Jeffery
- Alicia Araujo Mendonca
- Laila Hamzi
- Natalie Sedacca
- Dearbhla Katharine Minogue
- Nick Petrie
- Angelina Nicolaou
- Bob Jones
- Aoife Mccauley
- Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
- Tessa Gregory
- Professor Bill Bowring
- Geraldine Isherwood (Treasurer)
- Nusrat Uddin
- Rachel Waller (Chair)