Omar Tabuni


Omar grew up in Seattle. He attended the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Information School at the University of Washington.

Omar has collaborated extensively with the Gill Law Firm and the Libyan American Alliance to oversee significant human rights cases in U.S. federal courts, advocating for the rights of Libyan and Tunisian survivors and victims of torture and unlawful killing. Notable cases he handled included the filing of civil complaints in the U.S. federal court against Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of a Russian mercenary group, and General Khalifa Haftar, for their alleged involvement in war crimes. The cases garnered broad coverage in prominent media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Aljazeera, NBC, NPR, and the Associated Press.

Through his engagement with the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees, Omar has pushed for legislation that seeks to hold accountable individuals who commit human rights violations and war crimes, violate the arms embargo in Libya, or threaten the peace, security, and stability of Libya, and that restores the nascent democracy in Tunisia, which has suffered from democratic backsliding.