Ramallah, December 2010: Ahmad Samara, an active member of JLAC’s Board of Directors and long time human rights activist, was honored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Independent Commission for Human Rights on Sunday December 12, 2010 for his life-long achievements in the field of human rights.
In the late 70s, Ahmad Samara began his distinct role in the defense of Bedouin Rights in Palestine, whether in the face of ethnic cleansing and forced displacement at the hands of the occupation authorities (in the region classified as C) or before the marginalization they experience in accessing basic services from the Palestinian Authority and in development plans. His efforts have since continued through his volunteerism with JLAC, most noteworthy is the recent survey he underwent of the Bedouin communities situated in the Khan Al Ahmar area as to aid JLAC in developing legal intervention strategies in their regard.
JLAC’s profound admiration and respect for Ahmad Samara was echoed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Independent Commission for Human Rights in their acknowledgment of his worthy efforts.
During the Human Rights Day festivities, Ahmad Samara was awarded a special plaque and served to brief students about daily efforts in combating discrimination in the oPt.