Maha Abdallah is a Legal Researcher and Advocacy Officer at Al-Haq, a Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization. She focuses on corporate accountability and business and human rights in conflict-affected areas and occupied territory; primarily the role of corporations in the unlawful exploitation of natural resources, complicity and involvement in human rights abuses. In November 2017, Maha received her LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Prior to that, between July 2013 and August 2016, Maha worked as a Research Associate at Al-Haq. In 2013, Maha graduated from The American University in Cairo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, specializing in Public and International Law, and minors in History and Economics. Following her undergraduate studies, Maha joined the Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance in Cairo as an intern legal advisor for six months, where she worked with and represented refugees from different parts of the world. Maha was elected to the ESCR-Net Board in 2018, and serves on the Project Advisory Group of ESCR-Net’s Corporate Capture Project and on the Conflict and ESCR Advisory Group.

Past Classes with Maha Abdallah

May 2 @ 6:30 pm

Building a global movement for human rights and social justice: confronting systems of dispossession, exploitation and oppression

If our current economic and political systems are failing to realize human rights, where do we look for alternatives?
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