2009 Achievements

The short-lived victory of Samira Soueidan

Samira Soueidan was the first Lebanese woman to pass her Lebanese nationality to her children from her deceased Egyptian husband 1. The court, led by judges John Qazzi, Rana Habka, and Lamis Kazma, issued a verdict allowing Soueidan’s two sons and two daughters to receive the Lebanese citizenship. In May 2010, however, the Court of Cassation overturned the three judges’ verdict. 2