Rome – The International Federation for Rights and Development (IFRD) announced today the appointment of a new management board to launch a new vision aimed at strengthening its current path of advancing the human rights reality.
The Rome-based International Federation said in a press release that Mr. Gamaal El-Attar would take over as its CEO. At the same time, he would join the management board, Mrs. Mette Jorgenson, policy researcher, Ms. Elaria Ivanvanovic, an asylum researcher, and Ms. Carmen Rodriguez Alvarez, an international relations officer.
IFRD noted that Mr. El-Attar has an excellent track record in work for human rights. His curriculum includes cooperation with Amnesty International, membership of the national council of Norwegian Student and Academic Union for International Aid SAIH, work for refugee rights groups in southern Italy. In addition to periodic volunteering in refugee camps in Greece.
The International Federation confirmed that it would work in the next stage to focus its activities in the field of refugee issues and strengthen its alliances with local groups in Europe for this purpose.
The International Federation for Rights and Development (IFRD), an independent European organization for human rights and development, is headquartered in Italy and operates in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, given the exceptional situation in those regions of ongoing conflict, in which thousands of innocent civilians have died
The International Federation was established in January 2014. It aims primarily to advance the human rights situation in its areas of work and to enable citizens to enjoy their rights and ensure their lives in a decent living by monitoring and documenting human rights abuses. It also aims to draw the attention of the international community and the authorities responsible for it to work to reduce it or prevent They occur, along with contributing to bringing those responsible for violations to justice and accountability and ensuring that everyone is subject to the rules of international law.
The areas of work of the International Federation include freedom of opinion and expression, armed conflict, arbitrary arrests, detention, asylum and immigration issues, workers’ rights, and political prisoners.