Director of Studies, President of Scandinavian Institute for Human Rights
Haytham Manna studied medicine at the University of Damascus in Syria, and Mary & Pierre Currie in France. He also studied social sciences and received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the Higher Institute of Social Sciences, Paris, 1983.
He received a diploma in psychosomatic treatment from the University of Paris 13 and a diploma in sleeping and waking disorders from the University of Montpellier, 1989. He taught courses on sleeping disorders at the University of North Paris in 1990.
He is co-founder and member of the editorial staff of the French theoretic revue SOU’AL (1980-1990) and co-founder and director of the Revue MOUKARABAT (1998-2006).
His former position is coordinator of Dr. Kuzbari (president and founder of the Syrian League for Human Rights) Committee (1982-1985). From 1990 to 1998 he was co-founder and international relations supervisor of the Committees for The Defence of Democratic Freedoms and Human Rights in Syria.
Haytham Manna is a member of various organizations (member of the Direction of AVRE, France), member of the direction of Justicia Universalis, member of the board of trustees of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies) and holder of many awards (Medal of Human Rights- National Academy of Sciences- Washington (1996), Human Rights Watch in 1992).