Manel Chibane is a Legal Program Manager for the Foundation’s Docket initiative. She is a qualified lawyer in France with a background in corporate accountability and international human rights law. Manel previously worked with international law firms in Paris and London and NGOs in the Middle East. She advised government institutions (e.g., Graduate consultant to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), international bodies (e.g., CEDAW Committee member), and conducted various academic research projects (e.g., with the High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and on fair trial issues). She is a graduate of Columbia Law School (LL.M, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Paris II Panthéon-Assas (LL.M, LL.B), and Nanterre University (BA, Philosophy). In addition to her native French, she speaks English and Spanish fluently as well as conversational Arabic.