Sarah Omar studied Dutch law, specialising in constitutional and administrative law, at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies she focused on migration law, and her master’s thesis was on residence permits for highly skilled migrants.
The key question in her research was the extent to which it is legally permissible to withdraw residence permits retroactively and to what extent the consequences thereof for family members should be considered within the assessment framework.
During her studies, Sarah gained experience as a paralegal at Advocatenkantoor Imamkhan , which specialises in immigration law, (international) criminal law and administrative law. She worked at the same time as a paralegal at Stichting PrisonLaw, where she provided legal assistance to Dutch nationals who were detained abroad. During her master’s she did a two-month internship at Everaert Advocaten Immigration Lawyers.
Sarah has worked for years on behalf of individuals whose rights and interests have been or are under threat of being violated, which included doing a lot of volunteer work at Amnesty International. She was chairperson of the Movies that Matter committee and did volunteer work with disadvantaged people abroad.
Sarah spent a year studying in the United States and is fluent in both Dutch and English.
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