Zeina Chedid is a practicing attorney-at-law and partner of Chedid Law Offices in Beirut. Her areas of practice include corporate, labour, family, contacts and international contracts law. Zeina was also involved in the launch and drafting of Lebanon’s entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) with the Ministry of Economics.
Zeina has been admitted to practice as an Attorney and Councellor-at-law at the Beirut Bar Association, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. A member of the Institute for Human Rights at the Bahrain Bar Association and a member of the Institute of Human Rights, Zeina has participated in training as part of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Convention in Cairo. Zeina was selected to participate in a short-term course, ‘Implementing Human Rights Conventions,’ at the University of Nottingham in 2008.
As a John Smith Fellow, Zeina is working towards the protection of migrant domestic workers through a new Lebanese law. She has been doing this by enhancing the role of Institute for Human Rights and local lawyers to promote, lobby and advocate for a new law for Migrant Domestic Workers.