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Dozens of countries to sign deal to curb bombing in urban areas Guardian Nov 18, 2022
Protecting Civilians in War: Law, Politics, Strategy, and Morality Horns of a Dilemma Podcast Aug 26, 2022
A primer on civilian harm mitigation in urban operations CivCenter June 2022
Russia is deploying brutal siege tactics in Ukraine Vox Mar 5, 2022
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Counter-Terrorism Hangover or Legal Obligation? The Requirement to Protect Civilians in War War on the Rocks commentary Mar 30, 2021
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Sahr Muhammedally (@Sahrmally ) is an expert on urban war and civilian protection. She is the former Director for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and South Asia at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (@CivCenter).
Sahr is a leading advocate and strategist on civilian protection and has engaged governments and armed actors on civilian harm mitigation policies and practices during all phases of operations. She writes and presents on civilian protection, urban war, and develops policy papers and scenario-based training materials on civilian harm mitigation.
She has worked for over 18 years in the area of armed conflict, human rights, and counterterrorism. She has undertaken field work in Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen.
Prior to CIVIC, Sahr worked at Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, and practiced law at Gibbons P.C. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Brooklyn Law School (cum laude).