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Awards

· Trophy and Certificate of appreciation for participating in the conference “Arab Women and Equality before the Law towards an Arab Charter for Arab Women’s Rights” organized in collaboration with the Arab Women’s Committee, the Arab Lawyers Union and the Beirut Bar Association 2022

· Trophy from Bionic, Beirut. 2020

· Certificate of Appreciation for participation in the LCPA Forum on the Procedure of Compliance in Fighting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing #professional- Responsibility, organized in collaboration with the Special Investigation Commission (SIC) under the patronage of the Lebanese Prime Minister Mr. Saad Hariri 2019

· Trophy from the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Lebanon and the Special Investigation Commission / Bank of Lebanon 2019

· Trophy from the Syndicate of Certified PublicAccountants, ESA, Beirut 2019

· Trophy from Nazareth School (NDN) College Notre Dame de Nazareth 2019

· Trophy from The Canadian International Institute (OPES) for my role in fighting tax invasion 2018

· Trophy from ACFE – Lebanon Chapter 2nd 2018

· Trophy from Fouad Shehab College for Leadership and Staff 2017- 2019

· Merit Title from the Syndicate of Certified Public Accountants, Beirut 2017

· Merit Tile from the Ministry of Defense, Beirut. 2013

· Trophy from MEPI, Lebanon Alumni Association, US Embassy 2012

· Merit Title from the U.S. Department of State, IVLP, Washington, D.C. 2007

· Trophy from the Institute of JudicialStudies, Nevada 2007

· Trophy from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, Washington D.C. 2007

· Trophy from the Middle East Council of Churches 2006

· Merit Title from the Beirut Bar Association, Beirut 2005

· Trophy from the Toufic Assaf Cultural Center, Beirut 2005

· Trophy from the Banking Control Commission—Central Bank of Lebanon 2003

· Trophy from the Military Court, Beirut 2001

· Merit Title from the Chief Commandant of the Lebanese Army 2000

Legal, public activities and projects

Legal, public activities and projects

· JUSTICIA Foundation for Development & Human Rights Since 2008 (www.justiciadh.org), President and founder

· Lebanese Parliament, Legal Consultant Since 2009

· The National Anti -Terrorism Strategy presented to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, with the support of the European Union and in cooperation with the FIIAPP (The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies), National Coordinator 2022-2023

· Support the parliamentary research center map all the Lebanese laws and regulations related to the combat of monopoly and smuggling of goods and materials in order to amend them and strengthen the punishments and penalties, funded by the British Embassy, in partnership with Westminister Foundation for Democracy WFD, Legal Consultant

2021

· Improve the Lebanese legal framework by designating the outdated terminologies in the laws that need to be replaced by new ones that are in line with international human rights best practices, funded by the British Embassy, in partnership with Westminister Foundation for Democracy WFD, Legal Consultant

2021

· The UNDP Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment (SLMQ) Project aims at embedding sustainability considerations in land use planning and development activities in the Qaraoun Catchment, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in partnership with the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon, Legal Expert 2020-2021

· Lebanese Parliament & UNDP’s Human Rights Action Plan, 2007-2009

National Coordinator 2011-2012

· Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Legal Consultant 2010-2011

· Ministry of Interior and Municipalities Committee for 2010-2011 Amending Law on of Association, Member

· Syndicate of Medias, Legal Consultant and incorporator 2012

· Justice Professionalization Project, EU Project in Lebanon, Legal expert 2011

· Strengthening the Fair Process and Access to Justice in Lebanon 2011

by better guarantying the Right of Defense and improving the Legal Assistance/Legal Aid – LRDLA”, project funded

by the American Bar Association (ABA – Rule of Law Initiative), Coordinator

· MEPI Alumni Community Ambassador “in recognition of outstanding 2012

contribution to his field ”, LAA-MEPI, American Embassy, Beirut

· “Justice Sector Studies”, project funded by the World Bank, 2011

Project Manager

· Aljazeera T.V, Mina el Nas Program, Legal Consultant 2010

· Restructuring and bylaws redrafting of the Agro Food Institute 2009

in Qab Elias, EU project

Ministry of Justice Committee for Improving the Judiciary, Member 2008

· Ministry of Justice & UNDP’s Access to Justice Project, Legal Expert 2007

· U.S. State Department’s Rule of Law & Judicial 2007

Reform—International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), Participant

· Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP), Since 1998 Researcher and member

· LFPCP & National Endowment for Democracy, Lebanese 2004-2006

Legislation Monitor (NGO’s, MPS and Media Advocating for Democracy and Human Rights), Coordinator

· LFPCP & Middle East Partnership Initiative, Lebanese 2005-2008

Magistracy Monitor: Monitoring Lawful and Bold Sentences, Coordinator

· La Sagesse Center for Studies on Economic and Social Rights, 2000

Organizer and Researcher

· European Union MEDA Democracy Program in Lebanon 1997-1998

Project, Executive Coordinator

· Joseph & Laure Moghaizel Foundation for Democracy 1996-1998

and Human Rights, Executive Consultant

Drafting legislations

Drafting legislations

1. Revision of the draft law proposal amending some articles of the Law on Narcotics, Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors Law No. 673 – Issued on 16/3/1998 for the Human Rights and Health parliamentary committees, (2023).

2. Drafting the law proposal aiming at achieving gender equality in municipal councils through the amendment of certain articles of Law No. 665 dated December 29, 1997, upon the request of Fifty-fifty organization and in partnership with the United Nations Development Program UNDP (LEAP), (2022-2023).

3. Drafting the law proposal amending some articles of the Electoral Law (Gender quota proposal for the parliamentary elections) aiming at increasing the women’s participation in the Lebanese Parliament, upon the request of Fifty-fifty organization and in partnership with the United Nations Development Program UNDP (LEAP (2021)).

4. Drafting the Law proposal concerning the Lebanese medical sector who die fighting in the front lines of the current pandemic Covid-19 battle, and which aims for granting them and their families, special privileges as for the Lebanese Army Martyrs, for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee, (2021).

5. Drafting the Law proposal concerning the combat of monopoly and smuggling of goods and materials in order to amend them and strengthen the punishments and penalties, funded by the British Embassy, in partnership with Westminister Foundation for Democracy WFD, Legal Consultant, (2021).

6. Revision of the law nb.47/2008 (Law Regulating the Marketing of Infant and Newborn Feeding Products and Methods, and Tools), for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee, (2021).

7. Redrafting Law proposal regarding the settlement of financial and tax burdens for Lebanese institutions within the exceptional situation in the country (2021).

8. Revision of the draft Law proposal aiming for strengthening Women’s representation “Women’s Quota” in the Joint Stock companies’ boards, for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2021).

9. Drafting Law proposal for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee to amend some articles of the law nb.44/2017 (Parliament Election Law) in order to strengthen Women’s representation in the Lebanese Parliament “Women’s Quota”(2021).

10. Drafting Law proposal for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee to amend the law of Juveniles’ Protection number 422/2002, which became the law number 236/2021 after issuing it from the Lebanese parliament (2021).

11. Drafting Law proposal aiming for settling the financial and tax conditions of factories, farms, restaurants, and hotels (2021).

12. Drafting Law proposal for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee aiming at including the fishermen in the social security system (2020).

13. Drafting Law proposal for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee aiming for amending the article /46/ of the Law nb.367/1994 Law of Practice of the Pharmacy Profession, (2020).

14. Drafting Law proposal concerning the amendment of the article /11/ of the decree-law nb.75/1983 of Laboratories Regulation Law aiming for standardization of laboratory pricing medical supplies, or by enforcing compliance with the price list for medical supplies and for laboratory tests, (2020).

15. Redrafting the law on persons with disabilities for Human Rights committee, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2020).

16. Drafting a Law to settle the financial and tax conditions in light of the living and health conditions and to take exceptional legislative measures to rethink taxes, fees, fines and service contributions, to stop judicial procedures and to establish an aid fund (2020).

17. Drafting Law for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee on sexual harassment,

which became the law number 205/2020 after issuing it from the Lebanese parliament, (2020).

18. Redefining the crime of rape in the Lebanese penal law, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee, (2020).

19. Drafting Labor law provisions to ensure gender equality regarding employment’s bil, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

20. Drafting the Social Security law regarding eligibility of working married Lebanese women for social benefits, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

21. Drafting the law that authorizes the mother to open bank accounts for her minor children, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

22. Drafting the Law that regulates travel of minors, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

23. Drafting the Law protecting minors from consuming alcoholic and energy drinks, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

24. Drafting the Law nb.422 regarding the protection against minor’s violation and exposure to danger, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

25. Amending article nb.4 issued in 2011 related to smoking reduction and tobacco control (2019).

26. Amending the article 36 in Media Law nb. 382 issued 1994 (2019).

27. Amending the article 120 from Law of e-transactions and personal data protection nb. 181 issued 2018 (2019).

28. Amending article nb. 2 from public accounting law (decree nb.14969 issued in 1963), (2019).

29. Drafting amendments to the Social Security Law related to the woman and child, for the Woman and Child parliamentary committee, which became the law number 323/2023 after issuing it from the Lebanese parliament (2023).

30. Drafting amendments on the Penal Code, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

31. Drafting law, the purpose of which is to establish the right of Lebanese Women to grant the nationality and civil rights of their children, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

32. Revision of draft law, the purpose of which is to cancel Article 845 Procedure Code regarding the custody of children, the Woman and Child parliamentary committee (2019).

33. Drafting the law proposal on protecting the high mountains, upon the request of T.E.R.R.E. Liban association, and Lebanese advocacy network for environment (LANE) (2019-2020)

34. Drafting the law protecting the small merchants- providers (2018).

35. Review the Libyan draft constitution with the support of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (2015).

36. Co-drafting the law on Petroleum resources (2010).

37. Drafting a law enabling Lebanese women to grant nationality to their children, National Committee for the Follow up of Women’s Issues, UNDP project (2009).

38. Coordinating the Human Rights Action Plan, 23 topics, Lebanese Parliament, UNDP & OHCHR (2007-2012) including the following topics:

– Women’s Rights

– Children’s Rights

– Labor Law and Social Security

– Right to Culture

– Right to Education

– Rights of Migrant Workers

– Right of Residence

– Rights of People with Disabilities

– Right to Health

– Right of a Safe Environment

– Enforced Disappearance

– Independence of Justice

– Phone Tapping

– Torture

– Juveniles Justice

– Freedom of Expression

– Freedom of Association

– Penal Code

– Criminal Instruction Procedures

– Death Penalty

– Prisons

– Economic and Social Rights of Palestinian Refugees

– Economic and Social Rights of Non-Palestinian Refugees

39. Abolishing “Honor crimes” (article 562 of the Penal Code), (1998).

Author of multiple studies

Author of multiple studies that analyze legal, economic, banking and cultural queries published in periodical scientific magazines both in Lebanon and the Arab world. Some of these studies include:

1. Policy paper on the Legal measures available to bring Israel to trial following Gaza War of 2023 (in Arabic, English, French), for the Institute for Palestine Studies, 2023.

2. Study on the Return of Displaced Syrians from Lebanon, for the Lebanese Ministry of Displaced Persons, 2022.

3. Policy paper on Lebanese women between state violence and the restrictions of customs and legacies, for the Woman’s Rights Lebanese committee, 2022.

4. Policy paper and action plan on Judicial Sector Reform in Lebanon, for DAI “Development Alternatives, Inc.” under LERII-TAF – Lebanon Economic Reform and Infrastructure Investment Program, 2020.

5. Study on following-up the implementation of the disability law 220/2000 for the Lebanese parliament, Human Rights Commission, 2019.

6. Comparative study on rules of custody for children in Lebanon with a number of countries for the Lebanese Parliament, 2019.

7. Study on all laws and regulations in Lebanon that contain anti- discrimination provisions for the Lebanese Parliament, 2019.

8. Enabling Palestinians to register their NGOs, Project of Council of Ministers and Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), September 2012.

9. Emerging Good Practices in Enhancing Delivery of Justice Sector Services to the Poor in MNA—Lebanon, World Bank, 25 p., 2011.

10. Emerging Good Practices in Resolving Land-Related Disputes in MNA—Lebanon, World Bank, 16 p., 2011.

11. Allowing minors to travel with their mothers, The Institute of Progressive Women (IPW) & MEPI, 22 p., 2011.

12. Whistle-Blowing (English), UNDP – POGAR, 43 p., 2010.

13. Allowing Mothers to open bank accounts for their children, The Institute of Progressive Women (IPW) & Amideast – USAID, 2010.

14. Political Parties, ACRILI (Arab Center of the rule of Law and Integrity) & EU, 22 p., 2009.

15. Freedom of Association, ACRILI & EU, 45 p., 2009.

16. Towards improving access to justice by Enhancing Transparency and Efficiency in the Administration of Justice, co-authored with Me. Walid Nakib, UNDP, 49 p., 2007.

17. Derogations on the Lebanese banking secrecy: Thesis. Beirut : La Sagesse University, 132 p., 1999.

18. The ICC Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credit: Thesis. Beirut: La Sagesse University, 130 p., 1999.

Legal, public activities and projects

· JUSTICIA Foundation for Development & Human Rights Since 2008 (www.justiciadh.org), President and founder

· Lebanese Parliament, Legal Consultant Since 2009

· The National Anti -Terrorism Strategy presented to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, with the support of the European Union and in cooperation with the FIIAPP (The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies), National Coordinator 2022-2023

· Support the parliamentary research center map all the Lebanese laws and regulations related to the combat of monopoly and smuggling of goods and materials in order to amend them and strengthen the punishments and penalties, funded by the British Embassy, in partnership with Westminister Foundation for Democracy WFD, Legal Consultant

2021

· Improve the Lebanese legal framework by designating the outdated terminologies in the laws that need to be replaced by new ones that are in line with international human rights best practices, funded by the British Embassy, in partnership with Westminister Foundation for Democracy WFD, Legal Consultant

2021

· The UNDP Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment (SLMQ) Project aims at embedding sustainability considerations in land use planning and development activities in the Qaraoun Catchment, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in partnership with the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon, Legal Expert 2020-2021

· Lebanese Parliament & UNDP’s Human Rights Action Plan, 2007-2009

National Coordinator 2011-2012

· Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Legal Consultant 2010-2011

· Ministry of Interior and Municipalities Committee for 2010-2011 Amending Law on of Association, Member

· Syndicate of Medias, Legal Consultant and incorporator 2012

· Justice Professionalization Project, EU Project in Lebanon, Legal expert 2011

· Strengthening the Fair Process and Access to Justice in Lebanon 2011

by better guarantying the Right of Defense and improving the Legal Assistance/Legal Aid – LRDLA”, project funded

by the American Bar Association (ABA – Rule of Law Initiative), Coordinator

· MEPI Alumni Community Ambassador “in recognition of outstanding 2012

contribution to his field ”, LAA-MEPI, American Embassy, Beirut

· “Justice Sector Studies”, project funded by the World Bank, 2011

Project Manager

· Aljazeera T.V, Mina el Nas Program, Legal Consultant 2010

· Restructuring and bylaws redrafting of the Agro Food Institute 2009

in Qab Elias, EU project

Ministry of Justice Committee for Improving the Judiciary, Member 2008

· Ministry of Justice & UNDP’s Access to Justice Project, Legal Expert 2007

· U.S. State Department’s Rule of Law & Judicial 2007

Reform—International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), Participant

· Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP), Since 1998 Researcher and member

· LFPCP & National Endowment for Democracy, Lebanese 2004-2006

Legislation Monitor (NGO’s, MPS and Media Advocating for Democracy and Human Rights), Coordinator

· LFPCP & Middle East Partnership Initiative, Lebanese 2005-2008

Magistracy Monitor: Monitoring Lawful and Bold Sentences, Coordinator

· La Sagesse Center for Studies on Economic and Social Rights, 2000

Organizer and Researcher

· European Union MEDA Democracy Program in Lebanon 1997-1998

Project, Executive Coordinator

· Joseph & Laure Moghaizel Foundation for Democracy 1996-1998

and Human Rights, Executive Consultant

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