Rabiaa El Garani

Rabiaa El Garani is an experienced investigator specializing in sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), with a focus on Middle East conflict areas. As a member of the Justice Rapid Response-UN Women SGBV Justice Experts Roster, Rabiaa has been deployed to investigate serious crimes of sexual violence as a part of the Commissions of Inquiry on Central African Republic and on Syria, the Fact Finding Mission in Iraq, and the office of the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. She has also worked for the UN investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri, and she provided training and guidance to Palestinian police forces as part of the European Union’s EUPOL COPPS police mission. In 2017, she was featured in the JRR-UN Women documentary film Evidence of Hope, which depicts the struggles of survivors of SGBV from Iraq and Syria and the challenges of investigating these crimes in a conflict area.

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