Moataz El Fegiery is a scholar and human rights practitioner with over 14 years of experience in human rights research and advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa. He is MENA Protection Coordinator at the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (Front Line Defenders), and is also a member of the executive committee of the Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network. El Fegiery was previously the Executive Director of Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and is currently a member of its board of directors. He was also a Research Associate at the Foundation of International Relations and External Dialogue. El Fegiery obtained his PhD in Law and his MA in International and Comparative Legal Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.