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Wafa Ben-Hassine


Wafa Ben-Hassine is a New York licensed attorney and human rights advocate. She is currently Policy Counsel for the MENA region at Access Now, a global non-profit working to advance digital rights. She is interested in developing Tunisian society on the pillars of sustainability and social justice. Wafa is an expert in tech law and policy, and is a regular contributor to international media outlets on ICT-related issues in the MENA region. Wafa worked as a legislative assistant to a Tunisian Constituent Assembly member, helping draft a clause in the country's new constitution, and as the Editor in Chief of news website Tunisia Live. Wafa also completed a legal internship in the Appeals Chamber of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in The Hague, Netherlands. Wafa holds a B.A. in Political Science, Public Law from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctor (international law) from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. She is currently based in Tunis.