Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) is a lawyer-based legal charity in the UK that is dedicated to working on projects to protect and promote Palestinian human rights. Our primary strategic aim is to achieve the positive transformation of the urgent and critical human rights situation impacting Palestinians.
The main aspects of LPHR’s work are:
- 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 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 is an active member of the EuroMed Rights Working Group on Palestine and Israel that encompasses Palestinian and Israeli human rights organisations.
LPHR Director – Tareq Shrourou
Tareq leads LPHR’s legal work, policy positioning, advocacy and outreach, and education activities, with the outstanding 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 prominent UK human rights organisation, Liberty. He holds a law degree from SOAS, an LLM in Public International Law from King’s College 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
- Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
- Tessa Gregory
- Professor Bill Bowring
- Geraldine Isherwood
- Nusrat Uddin