Women of Lebanon

Women of Lebanon: Micheline Braidy

Judge Braidy - by Nicole Hamouche

Judge Braidy started her career as a lawyer, from 1981 to 1984. She is one of two Lebanese judges assigned at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, who has accompanied the jolts of the highly symbolic trial of Rafik Hariri’sassassination.

From 1990 to 1993, she served as a judge in the Service des Législations et des Consultations at the Lebanese Ministry of Justice. From 1993 to 1997, she sat as a judge in commercial, civil and personal status matters. From 1995 to 2005, she served as a judge in the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Mount Lebanon.

Since 2005, she has been a judge at the Lebanese Court of Cassation. Judge Braidy is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut; she holds a degree from the Institut d’études judiciaires, as well as a Master’s Degree in diplomacy and strategic negotiations from the Université Paris- Sud XI and a Research Master’s Degree in diplomacy from the Faculty of political sciences and international relations at the Université la Sagesse, Beirut.