Salwa El Gantri

Senior Expert


Salwa El Gantri is a Programs’ Senior Expert at ICTJ with over 17 years of extensive experience in the field of democracy, human rights, and transitional justice. Prior to this position, she led the ICTJ Tunisia office (2016 - 2022), and contributed to the program's effective implementation since its inception in 2011 with a focus on the gendered consequences of political violence. She also worked for the organization in Egypt (2011 - 2012) and has provided technical support in Côte d’Ivoire, Libya, and Yemen.

Before joining ICTJ, she worked with several organizations in both Tunisia and Egypt, including the Arab Institute for Human Rights and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, among others. She is also a Master Trainer in Human Rights accredited by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

She holds a degree from the International Academy of Constitutional Law in Tunis, Tunisia, and in 2005 received a Master’s degree with honors in International Public Law from the University of Tunis.

Salwa is the author of "The Role of Lawyers as Transitional Actors in Tunisia." This report was prepared as part of the ESRC-funded "Lawyers, Conflict and Transition" project (Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University).