Yara Sallam Director, Criminal Justice Program, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights

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Yara Sallam

Yara Sallam is Director of the Criminal Justice Program at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). Previously, Sallam worked as a researcher on transitional justice and freedom of religion and belief at EIPR, mostly notably as the Women Human Rights Defenders Program Manager at Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt. Prior to EIPR, Sallam was a professional legal assistant at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in The Gambia, and a research assistant at the Institute of Research for Development focusing on women’s rights in Egypt.  Sallam received her LL.B. from Cairo University and Pantheon-Sorbonne University, and a LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame.


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