Ahmad Amara

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Ahmad Amara is a Global Advocacy Fellow with the International Human Rights Clinic at the Human Rights Program. "He completed his Bachelor and Masters (Magna Cum Laude) degrees in Law at Tel-Aviv University, where he also served as a teaching assistant and a coordinator of the Street Law Clinic Program at the Faculty of Law. In 2005, he completed a second Masters degree in International Human Rights Law at Essex University in the United Kingdom. His research and dissertation focused on the laws of armed conflicts, and the laws of occupation. He is a Palestinian native of the town of Cana in the Galilee. In 2005, he co-founded a human rights organization, Karama (Arabic for “Dignity”), in Nazareth where he served as a senior staff attorney. At Karama, advocating primarily on behalf of the Palestinian minority in Israel, Amara filed and argued several cases on education and housing rights before the Israeli Administrative Courts and the Supreme Court. Paralleling his record as a human rights scholar and advocate, Amara has extensive experience as both an educator and group facilitator. After his training in group facilitation at Wahat-el-Salaam/Neve Shalom, he facilitated and coordinated encounter meetings of Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and Egyptians, within a diverse range of joint settings, including What-el-Salaam/Neve Shalom, and the NIR School of the Heart to name a few." [1]

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  1. Faculty and Staff, Human Rights Program, accessed October 9, 2007.