Monday, September 26, 2011

Guest Blogger: Sari Bashi

It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Sari Bashi (left), about whose groundbreaking work we've posted several times, as today's guest blogger.
Sari is the Executive Director of Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, an Israeli NGO that aims to protect the right to freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents, that is guaranteed by international and Israeli law. She founded Gisha in 2005 as a Robert L. Bernstein Fellow in International Human Rights.
Sari received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale. After graduating from law school, she clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court for Justice Edmond Levi. She is a licensed attorney in Israel and New York.
Prior to studying law, Sari worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press in Jerusalem and conducted research on ethnic identity among Ethiopian immigrants to Israel as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. She was previously awarded a two-year fellowship for her work at Gisha by the Echoing Green Foundation in the United States.
In her guest post below, Sari writes about the Palestinian bid for membership at the United Nations, adding her insights to our previous coverage; specifically, to one guest post by Saira Mohamed and to another guest post by Yaël Ronen.

Heartfelt welcome!

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