LCDHR board members

Lina Baddour

Ms. Baddour is an international lawyer based in the Hague. Licensed in the United States, she specialises in international criminal and human rights law and policy. Throughout her career spanning more than 15 years, she has assisted in the representation of clients involved in domestic and international proceedings at pre-trial, trial and appellate levels, as well as in matters of investigations. She has also served with the UN and as Legal Advisor to a State’s leadership in the context of peace negotiations and in matters related to international criminal justice, third-state responsibility, treaty accession and reporting, and human rights. Lina continues to act as independent counsel to governments and as a consultant to think tanks and NGOs on matters within her areas of expertise.

Asma Khalifa

Ms. Khalifa is a Libyan activist and researcher (from Tripoli) based in Sweden and Germany. She has been working in civil society on human rights, women’s rights and youth empowerment since 2011. On May 25 th 2016, Asma received the Luxembourg Peace Prize during The World Peace Forum in the European Parliament in Luxembourg. Asma is the co-founder at Tamazight Women Movement , a think/do tank that is working on gender equality and research on the indigenous women of Libya and North Africa and does research for various organisations.

Alison Pargeter

Alison Pargeter is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Security Studies, King's College London and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies. Her main area of expertise is on political and security issues in the MENA region, with a particular focus on Libya.

Ismail Suayah

Dr. Suayah is a geo-marine scientist and environmental geologist currently living in North Carolina, but originally from Tripoli. Ismail had been active for many years in advocacy for peace, stability, and justice for Libya.

Jean-Louis Romanet Perroux

Dr. Romanet Perroux is an independent researcher and advisor on international development and cooperation, and the director of the North African Policy Initiative, based in Tunis.

He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in program design and implementation and in conducting action-oriented research and strategic evaluations in the fields of civil society, local governance, security, and migration.

Khaeri Aboushagor
Executive Director

Khaeri Aboushagor is a pro-democracy and human rights advocate, activist, and campaigner with many years of experience. His focus is on freedom of expression, human rights, and the promotion of democracy in Libya.

Khaeri is the Executive Director of LCDHR, which he founded in London in 2011. Now based in Libya and the Hague, LCDHR builds on several years of experience working in Libya, notably with local journalists, activists, human rights defenders, local organisations, and with government ministries and General National Congress.

Khaeri has a successful track record in developing, managing, coordinating, and implementing projects based on research and analysis of the circumstances on the ground. He has substantial experience working with international news broadcasters, and media development organisations. While living in the UK for 30 years, Khaeri worked in television news production with various organisations including the BBC, Sky News, ITN, Reuters, Al Jazeera, MBC, among others.

He was responsible for bringing to Libya in 2011 Deutsche Welle Akademie (DWA), a German organisation with more than 70 years of experience in media development. He also worked with Free Press Unlimited (FPU) in Amsterdam as senior program coordinator for Syrian media development programs.