Roger El Khoury

“I believe that the Rule of Law is the cornerstone for the culture of a ‘Right State’ built on solid foundations and awareness on the importance and vital role of the Rule of Law in building just and democratic societies.”

Roger El Khoury, is the current Senior Justice Sector Advisor for the Arab region at HiiL, specialized in the fields of the Rule of Law, Judicial Reform, Good Governance, and Legal Informatics, with over ten years of professional experience and strong linkages with Arab stakeholders, CSOs and scholars.

Drawing from a strong background and experience in the MENA region, Roger came to HiiL, after more than 4 years as the executive director of the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity- ACRLI, where he has worked in post-conflict countries and implemented various judicial reform and development projects in most of the Arab countries. His work consisted of managing and supervising around 10 staff members, implementing regional projects in terms of management and substance, linking with Arab stakeholders, reporting to donors and setting the general strategic plan of ACRLI. He has also worked for UNDP as a Project Analyst and Project Manager for Rule of Law and Judicial Reform projects, and a regional coordinator for the “Good Governance for Development in the Arab Countries” Initiative (the “GfD Initiative”).

Roger places his focus on anchoring the Rule of Law and the Fundamentals of Justice in Culture and in Practice in the MENA region, as prerequisites for Democratic, Social and Economic development and reform. Roger holds a Masters degree in Legal Informatics from The Sagesse University in Lebanon, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Lebanese University. He has published many papers/studies on the subjects of rule of law, judicial reform and other related topics. Roger was also elected as a member of his local municipality where he has contributed to the development and reform of his hometown.

Roger is recently married, with an exceptional passion for adventures and nature, namely camping, hiking and ATV riding.


Roger El Khoury
Senior Justice Sector Advisor
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