Hicham Kantar has served as a judge in Lebanon for over 15 years and is currently a prosecutor in the Financial Prosecution Office of Lebanon where he works on cases of corruption in the administration and money laundering.
He also teaches Human Rights and International Courts and Processes at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international law and human rights from Columbia Law School, where, in recognition of his superior academic achievement, he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar.
Hicham also worked as a legal consultant for the Independent High-Level Legal Panel of Experts on Global Media Freedom and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, advising on issues of freedom of expression and media freedom, state practices, legislation and case law in the MENA region.