Lea Tsemel is an Israeli lawyer known for her work in support of Palestinian rights. She studied law in the Hebrew University. Tsemel is among the founders of PCATI. Tsemel, together with Palestinian lawyer Raji Sourani, received the 1996 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” award, the highest human rights award granted by the government of France. Tsemel, together with Palestinian advocate Mohammad Na’amneh, received the 2004 Hans Litten prize from the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights.