A lawyer specialized in international humanitarian and human rights law (LLM), Yasmine Sherif is currently the Vice President and Director of International Relations at the Global Center for Justice and Humanity (GCJH).
Ms. Sherif has over 25 years of professional experience with the United Nations, having served at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and in Geneva, as well as in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and the Middle East. She has also led UN assessment missions to Chad, Central African Republic, East Timor, Kosovo, Guatemala, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In addition, Ms. Sherif is a former Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, where she was responsible for the UN Masters Programme on humanitarian affairs, international human rights and international politics.
Ms. Sherif has written a number of articles on international law, and has appeared in the media in the US, Canada and Scandinavia. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Case for Humanity: An Extraordinary Session (October 2015), which calls for a new a new pioneering approach to international politics and the role of the individual in elevating the world to a new level of humanity.