Fadel Abdul Ghany

Fadel Abdul Ghany, the founder and chairman of the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), has worked for nine years in the field of defending human rights in Syria, ever since the start of the popular uprising for democracy in March 2011. He holds a master’s degree in International Law from De Montfort University in the UK, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Damascus University.

He is an author and co-author of and contributor to numerous reports and investigations, as well as written and oral presentations, concerning the human rights situation in Syria, covering a wide range of issues, including enforced disappearance, torture and sexual violence, extrajudicial killings, the targeting of medical facilities, and the use of chemical weapons and cluster munitions, as well as refugee rights and other subjects. He has also spoken frequently at the UN Headquarters, and in the main headquarters of the Human Rights Council, as well as in the European Parliament regarding the vast range of violations and crimes perpetrated against the Syrian people, as well as delivering lectures at several research centers.

Mr. Abdul Ghany also provides training in the fields of human rights and international humanitarian law for a number of Syrian media and human rights activists, as well as contributing to training a large number of groups within the Syrian opposition on the rules of customary humanitarian law.

As an independent consultant in the field of human rights in Syria who has participated in several rounds of Syrian peace talks in Geneva, he is frequently quoted and regularly interviewed by Arab and international media outlets.