As the Director of CIVIC’s Middle East & South Asia Program, Sahr Muhammedally oversees CIVIC’s work on civilian protection and harm mitigation in the Middle East and South Asia. In this position, Sahr also advises decision makers, militaries and governments on civilian harm mitigation policies and trainings.
Sahr has worked for over a decade in the fields of armed conflict, human rights, and counterterrorism in Afghanistan, China, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen. 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. Sahr is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Brooklyn Law School (cum laude).