Iraqi, independent, Non-governmental and Non-profit organization, consists of a number of members and human rights activists who believe the human is the highest value which must be respected. They all volunteered to defend the rights and dignity of the Iraqi human regardless of his religion, sect, nationalism, sex, origin, ideas or political affiliation.

Our organization was named Hammurabi because this name holds a number of meanings and Iraqi historical, humanitarian and civilized indications, while the law of the Babylonian monarch Hammurabi, which was issued in his thirtieth year of rule which lasted from 1792 to 1750 BC, is considered one of the most famous legal texts – written and historical – which took interest in regulating the society’s life by imposing justice and preserving people’s rights with a law that was accepted during that era, until this day, that law continues to be the foundation of the idea of law in the world, that’s for its great interest in prioritizing human rights which took place after reuniting Mesopotamia in one state .. in the preface of the law we can witness his commitment to the happiness of the Mesopotamian Babylonian society, its prosperity and the rule of law and order which preserves rights, freedoms and security for individuals.


William Khamo Warda

MA in International Studies from the University of Baghdad, and BA in Political Science, also from the University of Baghdad. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Mosul in 1981–1988. He will be the Principal Investigator of the Iraqi team and the manager/contact person of RESPOND for participant no. 14. He is a Co-founder of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization and was its president from 2007 until 2013. Currently he is HHRO’s public relations officer. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the board of the Alliance of Iraqi Minorities (AIM), and the Vice-president of the Iraqi forum network for Iraqi human rights organizations. He has done many different studies, such as “International Protection for Minorities, the condition of the international protection for Iraqi Christians”; “The political and civil rights of ChaldoAssyrian people in Iraq 2010” (College of political science, Baghdad University); “The Assyrian in Iraq” (Iraqi studies Magazine); “The situation of Iraqi refugees in Syria”. He earned numerous awards, of which the most important was “Defender of human rights prize for the year of 2012”, offered by US State Department, as he was the president of Hammurabi organization (proclaimed the best organization for defending human rights and vulnerable groups). Also an international price in media, from the council of the Italian city of Siena in cooperation with the Italian international institution of media security and freedom, 2006. He received numerous appreciation messages for his human rights, media and humanitarian efforts from a number of media, humanitarian and educational institutions.

Ayad C. Samooel

Administrative coordinator of the RESPOND project activities of HHRO. Hold a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Salah Aldeen. He has more than 30 years’ experience of major infrastructure projects in Iraq, Yemen, Jordan (roads, oil field services, sewage & water networks, buildings, trusses), and his capabilities include; project management, engineering design and construction expertise, tender documents, dewatering system, planning, contract negotiation, cost estimation, work analysis and Quantity Survey methods. He has got particular experience in planning and ensuring that projects are completed on time, and within proposed budget. He has familiarity with civil engineering standards and Int. Specifications, Engineering evaluation software and various programming languages.

Hameed Shihab Ahmed

PhD in Political Science from University of Montpellier, France, in 1986. Hameed Shihab Ahmed will be the data analyst in RESPOND. Among his qualifications are: Bachelor in Political Science from the Mustansiriya University; a member of the Department of International Studies since 1987; Head of International Studies department in the political science college at Baghdad University in 2003 – 2006; Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in 2006 – 2007; Head of the scientific committee at the political science college in 2014 – 2015; head of committee of the scientific upgrade in political science college of Baghdad in 2014 – 2015. He has done extensive research and studies on the Iraq – Iran war, on the Perestroika and other developments in Eastern Europe; studies on changes in the socialist camp and international reflections; on the future of Iraq's regional and international relations in the light of the U.S. presence in the region; on regional and international competition in the Islamic republics of Central Asia; on the reality of the American occupation of Iraq and its repercussions on regional neighbors; on the impact of the U.S occupation on Iraq's Arab identity; on Iraq as the problem and the solution. Furthermore, he has done many studies on fanaticism and terrorism. He has supervised a number of Master’s and PhD theses in Iraq, and also supervised a number of doctoral dissertations at the Institute of Arab Studies and Research in Egypt, as well as been discussant to dozens of doctoral and master's letters in Iraq and Egypt.


Youhanna Yousif Toma

Holds a master’s degree in political science with the thesis “The church and the question of Palestine”. He holds higher diploma in political science; “The Vatican and the Palestinian case”. He also holds a bachelor in law, a bachelor from the collage of Art – language department. He is a teacher of political philosophy at St. Ephrem School of Philosophy and Theology; a lecturer in Educational collage of Hamdaniya, Mosul University; a member of the Association of Iraqi Lawyers; a member of the Arab Jurists Union; a member of the Arab Association of Political Science; a member of executive board of Alliance of Iraqi Minorities (AIM); a member of the committee of dialogue between Christians and Shabak, and; a judicial expert in Nineveh appeal court. He has done extensive research in law, human rights, and Palestinian issues. He is also a human and civil rights activist who has worked as a volunteer to provide humanitarian aid to the displaced people from Mosul, and Nineveh Plain and Sinjar.


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