Sahr Muhammedally (@Sahrmally) is the director for MENA & South Asia at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), where she provides strategic and legal advice on the organization’s work on civilian harm mitigation and engagement with governments and warring parties. Sahr has worked for over a decade in the fields of armed conflict, human rights, and counterterrorism in Afghanistan, China, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Syria. Prior to joining CIVIC, Sahr was a consultant with Human Rights Watch working on South Asia and Southeast Asia and was the 2004-2005 Alan R. Finberg Fellow. From 2007-2009 Sahr was a Senior Associate at Human Rights First and undertook research and advocacy on US counterterrorism practices and policies.
Sahr practiced law in New York with Gibbons PC and has been a consultant with the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights in China, and the International Rescue Committee. Sahr is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Brooklyn Law School (cum laude).