Meet the Team

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HABIB NASSAR

Director of Policy and Research 

Habib Nassar is a lawyer and activist with more than 15 years of experience working on human rights and transitional justice issues. Before joining Impunity Watch, he worked at PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law where he served as Acting Executive Director and Director for the Middle East and North Africa, a region where he developed the organisation’s programming in the area of strategic litigation and clinical legal education. Prior to PILnet, he developed extensive experience working on transitional justice in a variety of contexts. He advised the UN OHCHR on transitional justice in North Africa. He also worked at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) where he held several positions, including Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program in the wake of the “Arab Spring”. He has also worked extensively for several grassroots and international human rights groups on matters including enforced disappearance, human rights defenders, and elections. He has taught transitional justice as well as human rights at Hunter College in New York. He has an LL.M. from New York University, a Master's in International Law from Université Paris II and a law degree from Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut.