Joyce Hakmeh is a legal and development expert working on the Middle East and North Africa region since 2006.
Her areas of expertise include cybercrime, rule of law, good governance, international criminal justice, and international aid.
She is researching cybercrime legislation in the Gulf countries and has worked for organizations including UNDP, IFRC, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, as well as for NGOs and media organizations.
Joyce also acted as ambassador to the European Commission’s initiative on reforming aid mechanism and advised the Lebanese prime minister’s office on cooperation and outreach.
In 2015, Joyce led an initiative on fighting cybercrime with the Lebanese Investigation Commission as well as with the cybercrime bureau of the Lebanese police.
Joyce is a Chevening scholar and received her Master’s from SOAS, the University of London.
- Rule of law and good governance
- Middle East and North Africa
- International criminal justice
- International aid
|2015-16||Head of Cooperation and Partnership, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal|
|2014||Senior Visiting Professional, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)|
|2013||Regional Legal Expert, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)|
|2011 and 2014||Communication and Advocacy Advisor, UNDP, Lebanese Prime Minister’s Office|
|2010-12||Head of Research and Development Unit, Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)|
|2011-13||Civil Society Ambassador of the Neighbourhood Region, European Commission|
|2008-10||Programme Associate, UNDP, Programme on Governance in the Arab Region|
|2006-08||Projects’ Manager, Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)|
- Building a Stronger International Legal Framework on Cybercrime 06 June 2017
- Yahoo! Spins a Cautionary Tale for Dealing with Data Privacy 21 December 2016
- Tackling Cybercrime: Time For the GCC to Join Global Efforts 08 December 2016
- An overview on legal information building and sharing in the Arab world in Innovations in Rule of Law report, 2012, The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) and the World Justice Project