Sarah Dorman is a Legal Fellow at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights with a professional background in development, human rights, and international law. Ms. Dorman began her career working with community development organizations in Guerrero and Morelos, Mexico. She later moved to the Middle East to study as a Fulbright scholar. After witnessing the Egyptian uprising of 2011, Ms. Dorman joined an Arab regional human rights organization based in Cairo, where her work centered around monitoring political, humanitarian, and human rights-related developments; supporting transitional justice reforms where possible; and partnering with civil society actors from across the region to carry out advocacy initiatives at the United Nations Human Rights Council, the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights, and other forums. She has also worked extensively as an Arabic translator.
Ms. Dorman joins RFK Human Rights after receiving her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School in 2018. As a law student, she spent two years participating in efforts to achieve international accountability for corporate complicity in crimes against humanity committed in Colombia. As the Colombian Peace Accord was being finalized, Ms. Dorman also spent several months with a think tank in Bogotá conducting comparative research to inform the structure of the Accord's Special Peace Tribunal. During her third year as a law student, Ms. Dorman returned to the Middle East to partner with the Arab Association of Constitutional Law in Tunisia, where she researched legal changes to social and economic rights following the Jasmine Revolution of 2011 and the adoption of the new Tunisian Constitution in 2014. Prior to graduation, Ms. Dorman also worked as a legislative fellow on Capitol Hill, where she focused on foreign affairs and financial issues.