Abdel Jamal Disangcopan is a Marawi-born, Iligan-raised, Manila-educated attorney who is a law reform specialist in the University of the Philippines Diliman. Also teaching law at De La Salle University, he is currently a 2018 Fellow of the Equity Initiative. In 2014, he headed the Lanao Del Sur Provincial Office for the Regional Human Rights Commission in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. In 2017 he attended the international human rights law summer school in University of Oxford. He is currently based in Montreal, Canada, as a participant for the Equitas’s international human rights training program, building his capacity and skills as a human rights educator.