Yara Jalajel is a project manager and legal staffer with Adalah Advocates and Legal Studies, an independent law firm in Ramallah, Palestine, that litigates and consults on policy reform issues in order to promote the public interest.
In addition to her work with Adalah, Yara also works with Al-Haq, a leading human rights organization, as a United Nations advocacy officer. She represents Al-Haq at U.N. sessions, and at meetings with the Palestinian Council of Human Rights Organizations advocacy team, the Humanitarian Country Team protection cluster group, and other advocacy networks. Yara received a master’s degree in comparative law from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne. As a PILnet Fellow, she will be working on the access of persons with disabilities to key cultural sites in the West Bank.