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Karim Daoud

Karim Daoud
LLM in IDLHR 2011-2012

Nationality: Canadian

Why Warwick?

Besides the challenging, yet engaging aspect of the course, it was a great experience to gain my LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick, the international diversity and fast relations formed with the students on the course coupled with the amazingly helpful, motivational and enthusiastic staff made it a comfortable and friendly environment to be in and made the experience a lot more enjoyable.

Where are they now?

After attaining my degree, I went on to undertake an internship with Human Rights Watch in Beirut, Lebanon where I was responsible for conducting interviews, over the phone and in person, with victims of and witnesses to human rights violations in the Syria Uprising/Civil War, part of the wider protest movements of the Arab Spring. Using these testimonies I will be charged with writing a number of research reports and would be used for official purposes afterwards. I also attended conferences and events related to on-going projects and assisted with the building and maintenance of a database of contacts and organisation of files whilst assisting in the production and release of reports and press releases. In terms of the monitoring and advocacy aspect of my internship I was asked to follow and report back on Syria and Lebanon political and policy developments and had the opportunity to attend internal advocacy strategy meetings. Undoubtedly, the research and analytical skill that I developed during my time at Warwick continues to assist me greatly in my work.