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Rana Saghie

Rana Saghie

Senior Legal Consultant

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  • Legal counselling on human rights
  • Advising on legal reform and drafting legislation
  • Advising on all matters related to Media: production and use, training of journalists on professional ethics and practical steps to protect themselves against lawsuits and other legal dangers; legal assistance to artists with contracts and protection of their IP rights
  • Advising on using the ISO 26000 as a guide to integrating socially responsible behaviour into any type of organisation in the private, public, and non-profit sectors (companies, NGOs, social enterprises, educational institutions)
  • Advising on corporate and commercial matters: company formation, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, MOUs, non-disclosure and shareholders' agreements, and compliance
  • Advising on all legal matters related to educational institutions, school faculty, staff, and students, including operation, internal policies, instructional methods and materials, school discipline, discrimination
  • Advising on all matters related to NGOs and social enterprises: formation, operation, restructuring, and compliance requirements
  • Advising on all matters related to employment relationships in the private sector, including drafting internal policies and procedures, employment contracts, and settlement terms upon the termination

Experience Highlights

  • Legal Expert for the EU Elections Observation Mission to Lebanon (2005, 2009)
  • Legal Expert on several law reform projects with national and international non-governmental organizations, related to elections (2004), youth policies (2008), access of women to justice in Arab countries (2014), printed media (2011), mental health policies and legislation (2008), emergency preparedness and protection policies (2008), automation of judicial processes (2006), business registration (2006), school dropouts (2005), etc.
  • Legal Consultant for the script of the award-winning film Capharnaum (2016)
  • Thematic Mentor for the International Training Programs ITP 295 on "Media Development in a Democratic Framework" in 4 Arab Countries (2021, 2022)
  • Drafting legislation on animal welfare and protection (2012)
  • Provided legal technical support to vulnerable groups, e.g., migrant domestic workers, refugees, etc. (2010-2016)
  • Represented high-profile media outlets and journalists in defamation and fake news lawsuits (2012-2018)
  • Drafted several publications on media, including model defences on cases of defamation and fake news against journalists (2020), analysis of freedom of expression online in Lebanon (2018), and censorship in the Lebanese Legal System (2010)

Career History

  • Saghieh Law Firm- Lebanon


  • Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences PO)- France MA in Political Science with a minor in international development (2001- 2003)
  • Lebanese University- Lebanon LLB in Law (1997- 2001)
  • The American University of Beirut- Lebanon BA in Political Science (1997- 2000)

Professional Membership

  • Member of Beirut Bar Association since 2005


  • Fluency in Arabic, French and English
  • Basic proficiency in Spanish