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Hebah Berhan

Trainee Solicitor


Hebah Berhen is a trainee solicitor who joined EIP in 2021, after having successfully completed a Legal Practise Course at the University of Law, Birmingham, where she took a particular interest in the human rights field.

Hebah received a Bachelor of Law from the University of Leicester, where her projects focused on human rights. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in Canada which included two years of medical biochemistry. She studied organic chemistry, molecular biology, forensic psychology, psychopathology and neuropsychology.

Recent Articles by Hebah Berhan

UK Judge Delivers Mixed Ruling on Copyright Infringement in the Famous Love Story that Inspired Doctor Zhivago

Anna Pasternak is the Claimant in a recent copyright case at the UK High Court of Justice and author of Lara: The Untold Love Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago (“Lara”). Lara is a non-fiction, historical book that was published in the United Kingdom in August 2016. It is a love story of Pasternak’s great uncle, Boris Pasternak, poet and author of the book Doctor Zhivago, and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who is portrayed as Lara Antipova in Doctor Zhivago. The Claimant is also the owner of the copyright in a translation of extracts from a book called Légendes de la Rue Potapov” (“the Légendes Translation”). Lara Prescott is the Defendant in the case at issue and author of The Secrets We Kept (“TSWK”), a historical, fictional account of a late 1950s CIA operation, which used copies of Doctor Zhivago as propaganda against the Soviet Union. Prescott, who is named after Lara Antipova, has always been fascinated by the novel. TSWK was published both in the United States and the United Kingdom in September 2019.