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Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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Wafa Ben-Hassine

Access Now
Global Policy Counsel
Wafa Ben-Hassine is a New York qualified attorney specializing in international law and technology. She is currently a Global Policy Counsel for Access Now, an international non-profit organization defending and extending human rights in the digital age. In her current role, she manages a Policy and Advocacy team for the Middle East and North Africa and guides the organization’s strategic direction in the region. She is also a regular contributor to various United Nations’ processes on questions relevant to the intersection of human rights and technology.

Ben-Hassine has experience in international human rights law, innovation and tech in the Arab world, and data management policy. She holds a J.D. from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science, Public Law from the University of California, San Diego. Ben-Hassine is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum’s leadership program.

In 2011, Ben-Hassine served as Tunisia’s first-ever legislative aide in assisting a member of the Constituent Assembly in drafting specific provisions in the Preamble of Tunisia’s Constitution. She is a founding member of OpenGovTN, a group that advocated for a transparent and accountable Tunisian state, effectively leading to the development of several procedures in government that aim to increase citizen participation in public affairs.

Ben-Hassine is a member of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) Advisory Network, and a board member of the Arab World Internet Institute.

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