Halim Shebaya

Halim Shebaya

ACW Position

Fmr Non-resident Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Lebanon, Levant, Human Rights, Transitional Justice, Advocacy and Campaigns



Halim Shebaya

Fmr Non-resident Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC

Halim Shebaya has been working since 2002 on humanitarian and political affairs for a number of local and international organizations and has held various positions in senior management, advocacy campaigns, academia, and the media. He was Executive Director of the Arab Association of Constitutional Law and Executive Chair of the Board of the Journal of Constitutional Law in the Middle East and North Africa. Shebaya was also Head of Advocacy and Strategic Engagement at Impunity Watch and Director of the Middle East and North Africa Office at Crisis Action, working on advocacy and campaigns for both the protection of civilians and support for the families of detainees and those missing as a result of armed conflicts. He taught on a part-time basis in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University from 2006 to 2018. His articles, op-eds, and commentaries have been featured in various Lebanese, regional, and international print, digital, and broadcast media. He holds an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham, an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS, an M.Div. in Theology from the Near East School of Theology, and a BBA in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.