Elisabeth Zakharia Sioufi

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Personal information

Title: 
Lawyer, legal Advisor

Contact information (work)

City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Mobile phone: 
961 3 566357
Work email address: 
elisabethsioufi@gmail.com

Education

L.L.B., in Law, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon.
Bachelor's Degree, Sociology, Université de Lyon, France.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law
Human Rights Law
International Law
International Criminal Law
Languages: 
Arabic
French
English

Work history

Lawyer, 1980-present, Beirut Bar Association.

Director, Institute for Human Rights of the Beirut Bar Association.

Trainer on different human rights topics, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law.

Honorary office and memberships

Secretary of the Human Rights Commission of the International Union of Lawyers "Union Internationale des Avocats".

Member of the International Criminal Bar Association.

Member of the Council of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute.

Productions

Major achievements: 
  • Wrote several articles highlighting human rights issues such as: organ donation and human rights, human rights in emergencies, protection of children against violence and during armed conflicts, role of the professional associations in promoting human rights, human rights in places of detention, the implementation of international conventions, and international criminal tribunals.
  • Participated as a speaker in several workshops, roundtables and conferences in Lebanon as well as abroad organized by ministries, universities, international organizations and associations.
  • Active member in several national steering committees in Lebanon working on migrant domestic workers, combating trafficking in human beings, prevention of torture and child protection.