At an event on 7 March, Theirworld recognised the work done by Shaheed Fatima Q.C. as Chair of the Legal Panel to the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict. Shaheed led a team of nine lawyers on the Inquiry, which culminated in the book, Protecting Children in Armed Conflict (2018; Hart/Bloomsbury Publishing).
Yvette Cooper MP, presenting the award, described Shaheed has having “tirelessly championed the protection of vulnerable and marginalised children living in conflict affected areas…[she] has given a voice to the vulnerable children in conflict, whose future is taken from them by the stark realities of war.”
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