Alia Berti Zein

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Personal information

Title: 
Lawyer

Contact information (private)

Postbox: 
116-2340
City: 
Ghazir
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 9 925159 & 961 9 915888
Fax: 
961 9 926546
Mobile phone: 
961 3 377088
Personal email address: 
alia.bertizein@zeinlawfirm.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Zein Law Firm
Postbox: 
11-8855
Address: 
Charles Malek Avenue, La Cigale Bldg.
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 336060 & 961 1 337070
Fax: 
961 1 219300
Mobile phone: 
961 3 377288
Work email address: 
info@zeinlawfirm.com

Education

Higher Legal Studies, Private Law, 1965, Faculty of Law and Economics, Saint- Joseph University, Lebanon.
Graduate studies, Lebanese and French Laws, 1964, Faculty of Law and Economics, Saint- Joseph University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Personal Status Laws
Women's Rights
Human Rights
Languages: 
Arabic
French
English

Work history

Lawyer, 1967 - present, Beirut Bar Association.

President, 2008 - present, Lebanese National Committee, International Association of Lawyers.

Counselor of the President, 2002- 2004, International Association of Lawyers.

President, 1998 -2005, Commission on the Legal Status of Women, International Association of Lawyers.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the Executive Council of the Maronite League, 2007 - present.

Founding member of the Forum of Arab Women Lawyers, Association of Arab Lawyers, 2008.

Treasurer of the Beirut Bar Association, 2001.

Member of the Beirut Bar Association disciplinary council, 2000 - 2002.

Member of the Institute of Human Rights, Bar Beirut Bar Association, 1997- 2001.

Member of the Board of the Beirut Bar Association, 1996 - 2002.

Member of the Board of the Young Women Christian Association, 1978 - 1998.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Berti Zein, A. (2003). Women’s rights and international conventions: Result and perspectives. New York: United Nations.
  • Berti Zein, A. (2003). Loi et religion: L'influence de la religion sur les droits de la femme [Law and religion: The influence of religion on women’s rights]. Brussels: Bruylant Edition.
  • Berti Zein, A. (2002). Houqouq al-mar'a fi loubnan (Barnamage al-maharat al-hayatiya al-asasiya) [Women’s rights in Lebanon (The Basic Living Skills Project). Beirut: Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.
  • Berti Zein, A. (2001). Le droit à la différence selon la religion [The Right to difference according to religion]. European Bars Federation.
Major achievements: 
  • Speaker in the 2nd World Congress on Middle Eastern Studies in Jordan, 2006.
  • Speaker in the Summit of the International Association of Lawyers at the United Nations in New York, 2003.
  • Delegate of the Beirut Bar Association to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nationsin New York, 1998 - 2000.
  • Speaker and delegate of the Beirut Bar Association to the yearly Congress of the International Association of Lawyers in the world, 1997 - 2009.
  • Speaker and delegate of the Beirut Bar Association and YWCA to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 1995.

Awards and Distinctions

The Golden Medal of the Beirut Bar Association, 2003.