Edris Tawakol

Immigrants' Rights Case Worker

Edris Tawakol is one of the Immigrants’ Rights Case Workers at CAIR-LA. He holds a bachelor’s degree of Law from Herat University and a master’s degree in International Relations focusing on Conflict Resolution from Kardan University. As a law student, he participated in several International Moot Court Competitions such as Price Medial Law Moot Court Competition led by Oxford University in Cairo in 2017, Vis Arbitration Moot led by the U.S. Department of Commerce – CLDP in Kuwait and Hong Kong in 2018 and International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition in Afghanistan. He has been awarded the best speaker in Afghan National Debate Tournament in 2017.

He also worked as the legal programs officer and trained new law students in legal writing and legal research. He served as the Legal Expert at the Administrative Office of the President of Afghanistan for over three years where he drafted legal policies and provided consultations on justice and human rights issues. In 2021, he volunteered to assisted newly arrived Afghans with their immigration applications in California. He was evacuated to the United States after the Afghan crisis in 2021. He started work at CAIR, LA, as an Immigrants’ Rights Case Worker in 2022.