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Noor Hamadeh

Syrian Legal Development Programme
Program Head, Human Rights and Business Unit
Noor Hamadeh is a Syrian American lawyer, holding a JD from the George Washington University Law School and the Head of the Human Rights and Business Unit at the Syrian Legal Development Programme.

Prior to joining SLDP, Hamadeh completed a legal fellowship with the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) where she served on the Syria Negotiations Support team in Istanbul and Washington D.C., including being present in Astana to provide negotiations support to members of the Syrian opposition. She has also completed internships with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Washington D.C. in the Resettlement Unit and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.


SLDP, founded in 2014, established the Human Rights and Business Unit (HRBU) in April of 2018 to respond to the human rights impact of business activity in Syria and the role of businesses in the conflict. SLDP receives support from the Swiss FDFA, the Dutch MFA, and the European Union. Since its founding, the HRBU has engaged in a number of activities aimed at building Syrian civil society’s capacity in business and human rights law, including workshops, trainings, and developing a B&HR toolkit for Syria. SLDP has also monitored and documented business related human rights violations in Syria and developed a number of reports. HRBU has further engaged with various stakeholders in business activity in Syria, including foreign businesses interested in reconstruction in Syria, state actors, UN bodies, and humanitarian aid organizations. Read more about the HRBU here: https://www.hrbu.syrianldp.com/