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yasmin omar

Yasmin Omar

UN and Regional Mechanisms Officer

Yasmin is an international human rights lawyer. She specializes in international law, U.N. mechanisms, and global sanctions. She holds an L.L.M. from Syracuse University College of Law, focusing on international Refugee and Asylum Law and Counterterrorism. Her work is focused on action-oriented legal advocacy towards accountability and utilizing U.N. and other regional legal mechanisms to further protect and promote human rights in the MENA region.
Omar appeared in interviews by Al Jazeera English, Al Araby T.V., B.B.C., and more. She was the former Legal Associate at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and a member of the Steering Committee of the U.S. Committee to End Political Repression in Egypt.