Sadaka Second High-level Forum March 2022

Israeli Apartheid: Developing Ireland’s Strategy

Apartheid in practice: ethnic cleansing, population transfer and segregation: Mona Sabella, Chair, Sadaka

Mona Sabella, Sadaka Mona Sabella is a Palestinian human rights and humanitarian law advocate. She is the coordinator of the Corporate Accountability Working Group at the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net). She previously worked in Geneva with the Cairo Institute for Human Right Studies and with Front Line Defenders in Dublin as an advocate for the rights of communities and human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa, focusing particularly on Yemen, Libya, and Palestine. In Geneva, Mona advocated strongly for the establishment of numerous human rights resolutions, including one that established the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen and the UN Database of businesses contributing to Israeli settlements that are illegal under international law. For several years, Mona led legal research and advocacy on corporate accountability and colonial practices of dispossession affecting human rights in Palestine working as UN Officer for Al-Haq in Palestine. Mona holds an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (University of Essex, England) and BA in International Relations and Politics (Earlham College, USA).

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