Fri, Sep 9, 2016
BEIRUT – A little girl shakes violently, crying as two men soothe her burned skin with mud, the only first aid they can find. A little boy trembles and screams as adults try to find gauze to put on his burns. Other photos, too horrible to share, show the charred bodies of two-year-old Hamza and seven-month-old […]
SyriaSource by Reem Salahi,
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s shortcomings provide multiple lessons for future accountability in Syria.
MENASource by Reem Salahi,
Mon, Nov 16, 2020
While the present Syrian government is unlikely to cooperate, much can be done in the short and medium term to lay the groundwork for a sustainable and credible process. Finding more than 130,000 missing persons will require investigations across Syria and beyond.
Reem Salahi is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs. Reem focuses on civil society engagement and governance in Syria, accountability, human rights, and international law.
Salahi is a senior advisor to the International Commission on Missing Person’s (ICMP) Syria/MENA program and prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she had been a nonresident scholar with the Middle East Institute’s Syria program. Salahi had previously served as a technical advisor to Adam Smith International’s Syria governance project. Between 2015-2017, Salahi acted as a Chief of Party for the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a US-based legal nonprofit organization, where she worked closely with Syrian civil society actors and groups on human rights and transitional justice matters. She also supported PILPG’s Syria negotiation work in Astana. Since 2017, Salahi has worked as a consultant and researcher on a variety of issues including missing persons, governance, civil society engagement, religious minorities, and housing, land, and property (HLP) rights in Syria.
Salahi is a US-certified lawyer and formerly, a civil rights litigator at the ACLU of Southern California and Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP (currently, Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai, LLP). She was a Fulbright Fellow in Jordan in 2004. Salahi received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies with minors in Arabic and Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.