Mona Sabella

Al-Haq was founded by a group of Palestinian lawyers in 1979, in the midst of a debate about how best to address the lack of human rights protection mechanisms in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Based in Ramallah, West Bank, Al-Haq is one of the first independent human rights organisations established in the Arab world. Al-Haq has earned special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESC) and currently dedicates to the implementation of international human rights and humanitarian standards to Palestinians for equal treatment in broad contexts, from women’s and labor rights to military incursions and rule of law, with a longstanding focus on the OPT.