Ammar graduated from the Faculty of Law at Damascus University 2003, and has continued his studies in Egypt, where he obtained a master's degree in public law in 2006. He obtained a PhD of international criminal law from Cairo University in 2011 and completed a PhD, entitled “International Cooperation to Combat Terrorism Crimes”.
Until 2014, Ammar worked as a lecturer at faculty of law of Damascus University, and the Syrian Virtual University. He was also a lawyer in the Syrian Bar Association.
As a result of the worsening violence because of the war in Syria, Ammar has moved to London. He currently works at a human rights and refugee organization and is interested in furthering his research on international criminal law, terrorism and international responses to war crimes in Syria.
Areas of Interest
- International criminal justice
- Criminal Law
- Counter terrorism
- International cooperation to combat crimes
- Human rights (HR) protection; refugee issues
- Accountability and reconciliation / post-conflict.
2011-2014 Damascus University, Syria – Lecturer, Faculty of Law. Tutor of Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Crimes against people and money, and Crimes against security of the state.
2011-2014 Syria Virtual University – Lecturer, Faculty of Law. Tutor of Penal Code, Tutor of Crimes against people and money subject, and drugs law.
Current Arabic Academy in Denmark – online programme. Lecturer in Criminal Law.
- Blog titled: ‘In the midst of political bargaining, migrants are the biggest losers’.
- Published by Middle East Centre of LSE, London 2016
- Working paper on international efforts to combat money-laundering crimes, submitted to scientific seminar on anti-money laundering crimes. Organized by London Centre for Studies and Research, London, 13th-14th July 2014
- Research titled: Criminal Investigation by video conference technology, published at the Journal of the University of Damascus "Economic and legal sciences”, Fourth Issue of 2013
- Research titled: Implementation of foreign criminal judgments, comparative research, published at Journal of the Syrian Bar Association, No. 14 of 2011