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Issaaf Ben Khalifa

Issaaf Ben Khalifa is a barrister, registered at the National Bar Association of Tunisia since 2005. As a young lawyer she supported civil society organizations working on women’s rights, by defending women subjected to sexual and domestic violence. She graduated with a Masters degree in Legal Studies and a Diploma of Higher Studies (DHS) in fundamental legal sciences from the University of Legal, Social and Political Sciences in Tunis. She taught the human rights course at the High Institute for Electronic Commerce in Tunisia (September 2006 – June 2007). She was a human rights officer with the Regional Office for North Africa of United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), from June 2012 till March 2013 and currently is a human rights officer with the OHCHR Tunisia Country Office. Issaaf Ben Khalifa is the officer in charge of drafting the OHCHR-Tunisia report on “The judicial implementation of penal provisions related to the prosecution of journalists laid down in the Decree-law No 2011-115 (new press code)”.