Linda Vester Yale World Fellow
Mustafa Haid is the chairperson of Dawlaty Foundation, a Syrian nonprofit foundation that works with nonviolent activists on capacity-building toward democratic transition and transitional justice in Syria. A Syrian human rights advocate since 2000, Mustafa was under travel bans imposed by the Syrian regime from 2007 until 2011. Mustafa worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch and for the UN office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) from 2011 to 2012. He has written and edited numerous articles and published research and books on issues related to transitional justice, the Syrian uprising and human rights. Mustafa is a spokesperson for the Planet Syria Campaign, a coalition of 100 groups and NGOs inside and outside Syria. He is an advocate of accountability in Syria and has participated in many advocacy campaigns since 2011 and has led efforts for an international advocacy campaign on justice and accountability for Syria. He holds MA in conflict resolution from King’s College London.