Individual Member: Outeiba Merhebi
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Outeiba Merhebi has been committed to public service since 1992. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Lebanon and completed her Master of Law (LLM) at the University of Minnesota Law School. During her study, Outeiba worked as a research assistant on a project that aimed to create and deliver a knowledge base on changes in family law in Islamic countries over the last two decades. The project also focused on the impact of implementing international norms of equality, including CEDAW and other human rights treaties, in the family. She is currently working as a Lawyer and Human Rights Advocate in Tripoli, Lebanon and is a human rights trainer with a specific focus on women’s rights attempting to increase human rights awareness in schools and universities. Outeiba is also a member of the Human Rights Committee and the International Relations Committee at the Tripoli Bar Association. She was selected by the US Department of State for a one-year program of graduate study and professional development at the University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center and subsequently became one of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows for 2009-2010. In 2008 Outeiba became a signatory to the Manama Declaration of the Forum of Arabic Women Lawyers which functions under the umbrella of Arab Lawyers’ Union. She is also a co-founder of the Merhebi International School in Akkar, Lebanon.
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