Iman Simon

Iman Simon

Currently Research Assistant for Advocacy and Outreach, and Knowledge Services at ISSAT. I support ISSAT’s advocacy and communications activities, including assisting the development of ISSAT’s Community of Practice, assisting in the design of communications materials in English, French, and Arabic, undertaking background research on country-specific and thematic issues, as well as supporting ISSAT’s other services.

Prior to joining ISSAT, I worked as a Communications and Project Coordinator with the Future of Human Rights Forum, a Swiss-based NGO, a junior consultant on women’s affairs for the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, in Lisbon, Portugal and before this, as an educator in Dheisheh, Bethlehem and Ramallah, Palestine, on an innovative Education Programme for young professional refugees, with The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

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Interpreting International Norms for a More Impactful Human Rights-based Approach (HRBA) in SSR


How can a system-wide guidance tool grounded in international human rights norms and standards strengthen the holistic approach inherent to SSR? This second paper from the HRBA Working Group from ISSAT’s Methodology Cell explores international human rights norms and standards with jurisprudence set by the ECHR, IACHR and UN international instruments.

Read Paper 1: Rethinking a Human Rights-based Approach to SSR

For further information on the Working Group's research, please refer to the Rethinking a Human Rights-based Approach (HRBA) in Security Sector Reform blog

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