The idea of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor started to take shape out of an unshakable belief in the need for a dignified and meaningful human rights work across the MENA region. It is meant for the service of MENA region's just causes, not the interests of donors of politicians. We kept going with strength regardless of accusations, smearing, restrictions and denial of freedom

Ramy Abdu is Assistant Professor of Law and Finance, Founders and the ex-Chairman of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, which has field offices in Geneva, Sweden, Libya and Palestine.

Previously, he served as a Project and Investment coordinator for the World Bank and other internationally funded projects addressing the financial sector and the humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian territories. He is also founder and co-founder of many other initiatives and organisations.

He holds an MBA in Finance from Jordan University as well as an MReS and a PhD in Law and Finance from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Dr Ramy has lectured in various fields such as Corporate Governance, Financial Management, Financial Markets, and Business Law at a number of Middle Eastern Universities. He also lectured on part time basis in Manchester Metropolitan University while doing his study.

Areas of interest: Human Rights, refugees, immigration, international aid to developing countries, and EU-MENA economic cooperation.