Lulua Al Ghanim

Senior Legal Adviser

Judge Lulua Al Ghanim joined the IIJ in 2024 as a Senior Legal Adviser, seconded by the Government of Kuwait. In 2014, she was appointed as one of the first female prosecutors in Kuwait, specialising in major crimes, cybercrimes, and media related offenses. During her time as a prosecutor she represented the Public Prosecution at numerous global conferences, including those on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism.

Additionally, she has participated in international workshops and training programs focused on advancing legal education and empowering and mentoring women in the legal profession. Moreover, with the support of the Ministry of Justice, she advocated for the right of Kuwaiti women to become judges, delivering speeches at various conferences, including those organized by the Kuwaiti Women’s Cultural and Social Association, where she appeared alongside female judges from across the Arab world.

In 2020, she made history by being appointed as one of Kuwait’s first female judges. Throughout her current tenure, she has presided over diverse courts, including Civil, Commercial, and Criminal Courts, as well as the Partial Court of Appeals. She has also lectured at the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies, instructing courses for Public Prosecution Candidates. Furthermore, she holds certification as a judicial trainer from France’s “École Nationale de la Magistrature”.

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