Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders

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"The EMHRF aims at promoting and enhancing a human rights culture and the consolidation of a nascent democratic civil society within the South-Mediterranean region by providing a strategic financial assistance and support to local, national and regional human rights non-governmental organizations and institutes as well as individuals who promote, support, protect and monitor the observance of human rights in the region." [1]


Accessed February 2011: [2]

  • President - Driss El Yazami - Secretary General of the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH), Member of the board of directors and advisory council of the National Centre for the History of Immigration in France and Casa Árabe in Spain, Morocco
  • Vice-President - Christine M. Merkel - Head of Department for Culture and Communication (Memory of the World), German Commission for UNESCO, Germany
  • Treasurer - Eskil Trolle - Lawyer, Partner Bech-Bruun, Denmark
  • Khémaïs Chammari - Expert consultant, Former member of the Tunisian Parliament, Nuremberg Human Rights Prize Winner, Tunisia
  • Bahey El Din Hassan - Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Egypt
  • Kamel Jendoubi - President of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), President of the Comité pour le Respect des Libertés et des Droits de l’Homme en Tunisie (CRLDHT), France
  • Hanny Megally - Director, Middle East and North Africa, International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Human Rights Fund (AHRF), Egypt
  • [[*Lynn Welchman - Head of the Law School, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), working previously with the Palestinian and international human rights movement, United Kingdom
  • Leila Rhiwi - Officer in charge, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Morocco



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  1. Home, Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders, accessed February 21, 2011.
  2. Board, Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders, accessed February 21, 2011.