Name: Mutaz Qafisheh

Professional Title: Dean & Professor of International Law

Affiliation: Hebron University, College of Law

Country: Palestine

Title of Presentation: Legal Clinics as Emerging Human Rights Actors at the Local and Global Levels

Short Bio: Dr. Adv. Qafisheh is Dean, College of Law, Hebron University, Palestine; Professor of International Law. PhD in International Law (distinction), Graduate Institute, Geneva. Practicing international lawyer, advises a number of global institutions, including UN. Founder of Hebron University Legal Clinic. Former Human Rights Officer, UN Human Rights Office, Geneva, Beirut, Ramallah; Regional Director, Penal Reform International, Middle East and North Africa, Amman; Director, Security Sector Reform, Birzeit University; Director, Legal Education Program, Palestinian Law Schools, Jerusalem; and Legal Advisor, Palestinian Parliament; Co-Founder, Human Rights Program, Al-Quds-Bard Honors College, Jerusalem and New York. He wrote over thirty books and journal articles published in Oxford, Cambridge, the Hague, London, Geneva, etc. Areas of specialization: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law, International Criminal Law, UN System, Clinical Legal Education, Alternative Dispute Settlement.