Marielle Hayek – Researcher / Project Coordinator
Human rights researcher with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) concentration on Public International Law from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon, and after participating in an exchange programme to Leiden University in the Netherlands. She has experience in research and advocacy on violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. She also underwent training in a law firm with focus on personal status, constitutional law, and criminal law and was a coordinator in a legal clinic on children’s rights in Lebanon.
Nahla El-Haddad – Researcher
Holder of a master’s degree in political economy from Marburg (Germany), having studied in Cairo, Damascus, and Marburg. She has research experience in political, economic, and human rights issues in the Middle East. She also worked on multiple policy papers on democratic transition, transitional justice and human rights and was head of research at multiple civil society organizations in Cairo. She trained in relief and political organizations in Egypt and Germany and has experience in archiving and field documentation of social and political incidents in Egypt and Syria. She was also an instructor of economics in the Electronic Arab University.
E.K – Field Officer
Human rights activist with a bachelor’s in law from the University of Aleppo and field work experience with refugees dating to 2013, in addition to his experience in legal support on personal status and land law, and in coordination of development and peacebuilding initiatives for host and refugee communities. Additionally, he previously worked as a teacher and director at a school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Zain Alabdin Ali – Database Officer
Human rights activist and architecture student based in Mexico. He previously studied Radio and TV at the Lebanese International University. He worked with Syrian refugees in Syrian and Palestinian camps between 2012 and 2016 on legal support and issues pertaining to relief, education, and labour, as well as contributed to the production of multiple human rights studies with organizations in Lebanon.
I.A – Media designer
Holder of a bachelor’s in biochemistry from the Lebanese University and a bachelor’s in graphic design from the Lebanese International University. He has over 10 years of experience in design, working in media production with Arab and International magazines, and as a graphic designer with various companies, organizations, and universities, notably the American University of Beirut.
Dea Saffan – Research Intern
Research intern on human rights violations. She has a Baccalaureate in peace studies and conflict resolution from the University of Bradford (United Kingdom), in addition to a bachelor’s in international development administration. She did an internship with a humanitarian organization on development projects specifically concerning women, children, and education issues.