Dr. Merav Shmueli, Acting Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Ministry of Justice, Israel

Merav ShmueliMerav Shmueli joined the Anti-Trafficking Unit at the Ministry of Justice in 2009. Since May 2015 she has acted as Israel's Anti-Trafficking Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for the coordination between government authorities, and between them and civil society organizations, in the fight against human trafficking in Israel.

Merav Shmueli joined the Anti-Trafficking Unit at the Ministry of Justice in 2009. Since May 2015 she has acted as Israel's Anti-Trafficking Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for the coordination between government authorities, and between them and civil society organizations, in the fight against human trafficking in Israel.

Prior to joining the Israeli Ministry of Justice, Merav was engaged in academic work. After completing her SJD, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv university. She has taught courses on human trafficking and on multiculturalism and gender, in several law schools in Israel.

Merav holds an L.L.B (1996) from the Hebrew University, an L.L.M (2000) from the University of Toronto and an SJD. (2005), also from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis focused on multiculturalism, gender and the law. She is a certified lawyer and a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

Merav was born in Israel. She is married and has two children.