Hussam (LLB) is a Syrian lawyer from Aleppo where he practiced both on civil and commercial side from 1998 to 2012 and provided consultancy and legal advisory opinion to prominent commercial and industrial enterprises. In 2012, Hussam co-founded Aleppo Free Lawyers, which contributed to running judicial trials in the liberated zones from the Assad regime. In Turkey, he was involved in humanitarian work with Syrian refugees and in documenting some of the war crimes committed in Syria. In addition, Hussam co-founded the Syrian Schools Network and he founded the first Syrian secondary school (Free Syria School) in Turkey which accommodated refugees and provided them with education. This led to the first Syrian secondary certificate, which was recognised by the Turkish authorities in 2013-14. Later in the Netherlands, Hussam worked as a legal assistant at KOTUG Internationaal.
Adnan (LLB, MSc) is a PhD researcher at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom, undertaking a funded research on community solutions to youth offending in Syria. Prior to his doctoral research, he worked as a consultant researcher for ‘Transparency International’. Previously, he worked as a consultant for the European Centre for Law and Justice (2009-13). Adnan is a qualified restorative justice associate practitioner with the Restorative Justice Council in the UK and a member of the British Society of Criminology.
Mahmoud Ibrahim Bakkar
Graduated from IUL, Faculty of Law and Political Science, 2013. Mahmoud is a founding member of SLN. His goal is to build a strong network of Syrian lawyers and work together to bring justice for Syria and all Syrian People. In his opinion, justice will be the key to the future for Syria.
Mohammad is a graduate of the faculty of law in Aleppo. He practiced as a lawyer before being appointed as a Counsellor Judge at the Court of Appeal. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Association of Jurists in Aleppo, and the editor-in-chief of Al-Huquqi magazine.
Mohammad is a member of the committee of general issues at the Red Crescent in Aleppo. He co-founded the Syria Club of Judges with a group of Aleppo judges and he was elected as the club president.
Ghalia Mardam Bek
(LLB) is an MSc student in Victimology and Criminal Justice. She worked in the Red Cross, United Nations, and many other NGOs and international humanitarian entities since 2009 after her graduation from Law school in Syria.