Mahmoud AbuRahma

Mahmoud AbuRahma


 

Mahmoud AbuRahma

Mahmoud AbuRahma is a human rights activist from Gaza, Palestine. He holds an MA degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex, UK. He was a research Fellow at the Center for Applied Human Rights and the University of York, UK. He was a member of the Gaza-based Al Mezan Center for Human Rights between 2001 and 2019 where he managed the International advocacy and litigation programs. His role focused on international advocacy with the UN, EU and EU, including on human rights defenders and shrinking space issues in the Middle East region and globally. He started working on democratization, civic education and human rights in Gaza since 1995. He sat on the Executive Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network between 2012 and 2015, and liaised with  international networks and coalitions, including FIDH, OMCT, ESCR-Net and HIC/HLRN. He is currently a member of the European Network Against Racism in Brussels, where he is working on promoting equality and anti-racism in Europe and working on mitigating the risks and threats faced by HRDs in the anti-racism movement.