staff


Mohammad Hasan – Executive Director

Journalist and human rights activist residing in France, studying Radio and TV in the department of Communications and Media at the Lebanese International University.
He worked as an independent journalist with multiple local and international media outlets since 2015, focusing on Syrian issues and produced and contributed to multiple investigative reports and human rights research.
He has a wide experience in documenting human rights violations since 2014, and has organised multiple media and advocacy campaigns for the internally displaced in Syria and refugees in diaspora. He also participated in founding many civil society initiatives in Lebanon and Syria.
Member of the Steering Committee of Voices for Displaced Syrians Forum, and of many international organisations specialised in the protection of journalists and human rights defenders since 2015, notably: International Federation of Journalists, Front-Line Defenders, Reports Without Borders and Syrian Journalists Association.

 Accountant


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.