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  • Posted by : American University of Beirut

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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The Human Rights Project a part of the Issam Fares Institue's Research, Advocacy and Public Policy-making Program cordially held a panel discussion on "Women's Citizenship Rights in Lebanon" in Arabic and English. Panelists: Judge John Al-Azzi received his License in Law at the University of Saint Joseph. In 2009 at the Lebanese First Instance Court, he issued a momentous decision granting Lebanese citizenship for children of a Lebanese mother and Egyptian father. Since 2010, Al-Azzi has been a Consultant at the Cessation Court. He has published many books related to the field of human rights and Lebanon, the latest on women's citizenship rights entitled, Journey of a Lifetime Toward Citizenship (expected release 2012). Maya Mansour is an Attorney at Law affiliated to the Beirut Bar Association, and lectures on human rights at the Beirut Arab University. She is an active member of several human rights associations in Lebanon. She is also a Chevening Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK. She has published numerous legal studies on international law and human rights. Sarah Abou Aad is an attorney at Law affiliated to the Beirut Bar Association and holds a D.E.A. degree from Saint Joseph's University. She is a researcher and activist in the field of human rights in Lebanon. Paola Daher is a Policy Officer at the Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action and also a member of the feminist collective Nasawiya. She is also a writer, and her areas of research and interest are women's rights, international law, and resistance within the Palestinian struggle. Lama Naja is a member of the Gender Equality Team Leader at the Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action and the Coordinator of the Nationality Campaign. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from La Sagesse University.

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