The International Advocacy Officer works as part of Addameer’s Advocacy Unit, whose primary objective is to lobby domestic and international decision-makers to adopt policies that protect human rights as stipulated in international humanitarian and human rights law. The Advocacy Unit strives to achieve this role by raising awareness on the violation of human rights of Palestinian prisoners held in both Israeli and Palestinian detention. It is additionally tasked with implementing local and international campaigns that support issues related to the rights of prisoners and detainees. The Advocacy Unit works through a number of local and international coalitions and committees.
The International Advocacy Officer liaises with the Advocacy Unit Coordinator, the Legal Unit and the Monitoring and Documentation Unit to produce high-quality legal advocacy material on Palestinian political prisoners and detainees; she/he will define, lead, and implement the Advocacy Unit’s legal advocacy strategy, including UN and EU-level advocacy, and assist in developing Addameer’s overall international advocacy strategy and campaigns