Buthaina Duqmaq

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General Director, Mandela Institute for Human Rights and Political Prisoners

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Mandela Institute for Human Rights and Political Prisoners
General Director


Master of Law, International Law, July 2007, American World University, USA
Bachelor Degree in Law, 1984, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon


Lawyer and Defender of Political Prisoners Rights
Organizational Behavior
Administrative Skills
Arabic mother tongue
English very good


Work history: 
General Director, 2006- now, Mandela Institute for Human Rights and Political Prisoners, Ramallah, Palestine
Ahmad Al-Sayyad and Buthaina Duqmaq Law Firm,1996- now, Ramallah, Palestine
Head of Employees Affairs, 1979- 1996, Jerusalem Pharmaceuticals Company, Ramallah, Palestine
Honarary office and memberships: 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES: - Palestinian Bar Association, Bar Admission, 1988-Present - Commercial Arbitrator, Accredit Arbitrator, Ministry of Justice, 2010- Present - Arab Lawyers Union, 2002- Present - Palestinian Businessmen Association, 1997- Present - Arab Businessmen Association, 1997- Present
Founding Member of The Following Corporations: - Duqmaq Meat and General Trading Company, 2008 - Palestine Investment and Development Company, 1993 - National Insurance Company, 1992
Board Member of The Following Companies: - Jerusalem Pharmaceuticals Company, 1996- Present - Palestine Investment and Development Company, 1997- Present - Future Educational Development Company, Al-Mustaqbal Schools, 2000-2008 - Silvana Factory, Commissioned by the Minister of Industry, 1999-2001 - Everest Real Estate Development and Construction Companies, 2000-2008
Board Member of the following Associations: - Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, 2010- Present - The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), 2000- Present - Al-Bireh Youth Association, 2000-2008 - Arab Women Union, 2002 - Syndicate of Health Services and Pharmaceutical Industry, 1980-1984
General Assembly Member, Dar Al Tifil Al Arabi Institute (The Children’s House), 2011- Present
Productions and works: 
ADVOCACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: - Lawyer and Defender of Political Prisoners Rights: 1989-Present - Member of the Sectoral Advisory Council, Ministry of Detainees Affairs, 2012- Present
- Member of the Consulting Board, High Commission of National Affairs and Popular China, 2011- Present - International Fact Finding Mission of The United Nations in the Gaza Strip, Witness, July 2009
- Special Committee of The United Nations on Israeli Violations , Annual Witness, 1998- Present - Arab Women Lawyers Forum, Bahrain, 2008
- Human Rights March- United Nations , Denmark 2008 - Arab Women's Solidarity Association United, Lebanon, 2004 - Activist with Lawyers Without Borders, 2004


Awards and Distinctions: 
Forbes Magazine, The Most Powerful 100 Arab Businesswomen, Classified Number 72 for the year 2012.
American Consulate in Jerusalem, Candidate for the American Consulate Hero Award, rank number five of the top ten, 2006.