Sawsan Zaher

Sawsan Zaher

Director of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights Unit
Adalah the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel

Sawsan is Director of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Unit of Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and a leading voice for the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel. As a constitutional human rights lawyer, she specializes in social, economic and women’s rights. She has litigated precedent-setting constitutional law cases before the Israeli Supreme Court, including a challenge of the constitutionality of the Israeli Citizenship law which bans family unification between Arabs citizens of Israel and Palestinians; a challenge of discriminatory budget policies and a challenge of the constitutionality of laws limiting freedom of expression for Arab citizens and institutions through the restriction of state funding and otherwise. 

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