Raja Shehadeh

Human rights lawyer and writer
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Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian human rights lawyer and the author of Strangers in the House (2002), When the Bulbul Stopped Singing (2003) and A Rift in Time (2010). Raja's book Palestinian Walks (Profile 2007) won the 2008 Orwell Book Prize.

Raja was born in Ramallah and trained as a barrister in London before returning to Palestine to work in practice with his father, and he founded the pioneering human rights organisation Al Haq (Law in the Service of Man). He is the author of several books about international law, human rights and the Middle East.