Who Is She

Personal information

Arbitrator, Legal Counselor, Trainer
Ghada Ibrahim

Contact information / Private

629341 6 961 & 440742 6 961

Contact information / Work

Ghada Ibrahim Law Firm
Hourrieh str., Sohoola bldg.
629341 6 961
629341 6 961
228271 3 961


  • Bachelor degree, Law, 1984, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
  • Teaching diploma (French language), 1979, Ecole Normale Des Professeurs Libanais, Lebanon.
  • Certificate of participation in workshops on: Arbitration, BOT, e-commerce, and mediation.

Areas of expertise

  • Activism (Human Rights & Anti-Violence)
  • Legal assistance (Victims of Violence)
  • Social Development, Civil Society and Trade Union Action
  • Political Action and Decision-making
  • Training and Legal Arbitration
  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Work history

  • Attorney General, 1990 - present.
  • Legal advisor, 1990 - present, banking institutions and institutions of public interest, trade unions, and professional associations.
  • Arbitrator, 1990 - present, Cairo Regional Centre for International Arbitration.
  • Arbitrator, 1990 - present, Lebanese Center for Arbitration and Conciliation at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon.
  • Trainer, 1990 - present, police officers on human rights, conventions to resist torture, convention for ending violence against women (CEDAW), fighting human trafficking.

Honorary office and memberships

  • Founding member of the NGO hoqooqiyaat [Experts in Law], 2009 - present.
  • Member of the Lebanese Council to Resist Violence against Women, 1997 - present.
  • Member of the jury and the gradient of the Bar Association in North Lebanon (Tripoli).
  • Member of the Commission on Human Rights at the Bar Association in North Lebanon (Tripoli), 1997 - present.
  • Member of Restart Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, 1997 - present.


Publications highlights: 
  • Ibrahim, G., Khalifeh, N., & Zalzal, M.R. (2008). Al-`onf al-qanooni ded al-mar'a: Dirasa qanouniyya [Violence against women: A legal study], commissioned by the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering. Beirut: Dar al-Farabi.
Major achievements: 
  • Several legal studies on various topics, including:
    - legal study in the Penal Code to amend articles 522 and 562;
    - legal studies on arbitration in the Lebanese law;
    - a study on the role of civil society in changing laws;
    - a study on the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women;
    - a study on the human rights front criminal justice;
    - a study on the role of law enforcement in the protection of human rights;
    - a study on quota in parliamentary elections.
  • A series of articles about municipal elections, democracy in Lebanon, and women's participation in decision-making.
  • TV and media interviews on the topics of human rights, women's rights, and electoral laws.
Exhibitions, lectures & performances: 
  • Gave many lectures and presentations on human rights in Lebanon, Cairo, Morocco and Qatar.
  • Gave many lectures and presentations on arbitration in Lebanon, Jordan and Cairo.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Selected by L’express magazine among one of the 100 people who move Lebanon (Les 100 qui font bouger le Liban), 2001
  • The Nisaa Ra'idat award from the Hariri Foundation, 2001.