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Karim Daoud
, International non-profit
Doha, Qatar
International human rights & migration specialist, with particular expertise in international human rights law with an emphasis on labour migration and human trafficking.

Key areas of expertise:

- Human rights in the Gulf States
- Politics of Middle East
- Human trafficking and corruption in Asia/Africa
- Migration corridors
- Business and human rights
- Corporate social responsibility
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Migrant Worker Welfare Specialist
Qatar Foundation | Oct 2013 – present | Doha, Qatar

· Formulated and enforced standards of worker welfare for over 35,000 workers across Qatar Foundation projects and multi-billion dollar national projects, including the 2022 FIFA World Cup projects.

· Conducted research and social compliance audits of human trafficking and transnational migratory patterns to the Qatar and the GCC from Asian and African countries, from the recruitment to repatriation.

· Worked closely with governmental and international bodies to recommend policy changes and draft policy recommendations for implementation of worker welfare across the State of Qatar and origin countries.

· Conducted training for government officials and contractor personnel on international human rights practices and normsand the laws of Qatar

Research Associate – Syria & Lebanon
Human Rights Watch | Jan 2013 – Jul 2013 | Beirut, Lebanon

· Completed various short-term and long-term research assignments on Syria.

· Conducted interviews over the phone and the Internet with victims and witnesses to human rights violations.

· Followed and reported back on Syria and Lebanon’s political, security, and policy developments.

· Attended internal advocacy strategy meetings on the developments in Syria.

Human Rights Research Intern
Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights | Jan 2011 – Sep 2011 | Doha, Qatar

· Conducted research in human rights issues, laws & violationsand drafting analytical papers and reports.

· Provided substantive and technical servicing of meetings and preparation of materials for UN training workshops.

· Attended & took minutes of meetings with ambassadors, guest speakers, and conferences, for internal circulation.
- LL.M International Development Law and Human Rights| The University of Warwick | Oct 2011-Sep 2012 |Coventry, United Kingdom

- LL.B in Law | University of London | Sep 2015-May 2018 (expected) |Distance Learning

- BA in Political Science and History | Concordia University | Sep 2007-Apr 2011 | Montreal, Canada
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Certified SA8000 Social auditor
- Auditing for Fire life safety in SA8000 & BSCI systems
- HABC International Award Level 3 in Delivering Training

- International Labour Migration: Economics, Politics & Ethics- The University of Oxford | Oct - Dec 2016 | Distance Learning

- International Organization for Migration (IOM): Summer School on Migration Studies | Sept 2016 | Prague, Czech Republic

- International Training Center of the International Labor Organization: Mainstreaming Migration into Development Policy Planning | May 2016 | Turin, Italy

- The International Registry of Certified Auditors Accreditation (IRCA) Labour & Ethics Lead Auditor Course | May 2016 | Doha, Qatar

- European University Institute - Migration Policy Center Summer School: Challenges at Destination and Origin Countries | June 2015 |Florence, Italy

- Invited Expert – IOM Fourth Regional Conference-Workshop of the Alliance of Asian Associations of Overseas Employment Service Providers (OESPAAA): Moving Forward to Sustainable Dialogue and Action Programme on Ethical Recruitment | Mar 2016 | Bangkok,Thailand

- Invited Expert- UN Women Expert Group Meeting on Governance of Migration: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward | Nov 2015| New Dehli, India

- Panel Committee Member- TechCamp Nepal, Hosted by Humanity United | Sep 2015 | Kathmandu, Nepal

- Invited participant - IOM/ILO Making Breakthroughs in the Implementation of Ethical and Professional Recruitment | Apr 2014 |Manila, Philippines

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    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Arabic
    Canada , Egypt
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