Who Is She

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Attorney at Law, political and social activist
Nadine Moussa

What I have done for Lebanon

I believe that what I have done for Lebanon was the right thing to do , although it may not seem to have bear its fruits yet. 

For over 15 years I was fighting in different fields , as a civil society volunteer and women's rights advocate , for promoting , defending and enforcing the rights and liberties for all Lebanese to work and live in freedom and dignity, thus empowering them to build a better prosperous Lebanon.

As the first female presidential candidate I contributed in breaking taboos and fear, and in changing the stereotype of the Lebanese woman from a victim to a full competent and capable partner in the political decision making . This bold move was no doubt a stepping stone for many Lebanese women to challenge and overcome the many obstacles to their active participation in public life and the building a better future for All.  

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  • Master's Degree, International Law, University of Pantheon-Sorbonne-Paris I, France.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Law, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon.

Areas of expertise

  • International Law
  • Legal Research
  • Litigation
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Political Activism
  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Work history

  • Attorney at Law, 1995-present.
  • Legal Expert/Consultant, August 2012-October 2012, United Nations Development Programme.
  • Coordinator, 2009-2010, Committee for Family Affairs at the Lebanon Bar Association.
  • Legal Consultant, 1996-1997, Fiduciaire Juridique et Fiscale de France.

Honorary office and memberships

  • Member of the Arab Women's Leadership Institute (AWLI), 2010-present.
  • Founder and president of the Lebanese Association to Prevent Corruption, 2009-present.
  • Founding member of the National Committee for Women's Empowerment (Lebanon), 2004-present.
  • Member of the Legal Bar Association of Lebanon, 1995-present.


Major achievements: 
  • Nadine Moussa registered as a candidate for the parliamentary elections in 2013. Uncontested winner by law, but not certified by election officials. Parliamentary elections were postponed until late 2014, and later annulled until late 2017.
  • She won a court judgement in the case of Saada Slim, an illiterate 63-year-old woman who had been held without charge as a domestic servant in the same household for 50 years, 2011.
  • She released a group of detainees at Roumieh Prison using funds from the Lebanese Association to Prevent Corruption to pay their penalties and bail bonds, 2010.
Exhibitions, lectures & performances: 
  • Invited Speaker during the event celebrating Lebanon's 71st Independence Day organized by the Cultural Movement Antelias, in defense of Lebanon's Independence, November, 2014.
  • Invited Speaker to the Arab Parliament Conference on "National Security of the Arab World", organized by the Arab League, Cairo, 28-30 October, 2014.
  • Organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a workshop on "fighting corruption" targeting young Lebanese leaders in the Lebanese political parties, 2012.
  • Invited Speaker to talk about the "Fight against Corruption in Lebanon" at two forums on "Anti-Corruption and the Promotion of Democracy in the Arab World", a G8's Broader Middle East and North Africa initiative, Marseille and Marrakesh, 2011.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Selected as one of Lebanon's top 130 women leaders in The Women Leaders Directory 2013, published by Media Supporting Women [a project supported by Women in Front and Smart Center], 2013.
  • Selected by the Ministry of Justice of France to participate in two workshops dedicated to Francophone legal experts, Amman 2010 & Beirut 2011.
  • Received an Award of Appreciation by the president of the Arab Parliament Ahmad Al-Jarwan for her participation in the Arab National Security Seminar, 2014.