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Samira Koujok

Columbia University Scholars 2019-2020


Human Rights Researcher





Samira Koujok is a human rights researcher from Lebanon whose work centers around the evolution of human rights discourse post-2011, with a focus on missing persons from the Syrian conflict. She works closely with Syrian family associations and civil society organizations to address the issue of missing persons by identifying key stakeholders and building capacities of families and civil society organizations to safeguard the rights of families of the missing and empower them to advocate for their rights. Ultimately, the mission of her work is the adoption of a rule of law approach in investigating disappearances and promoting justice in Syria.