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Hala Essalmawi

Ms. Essalmawi, is a Principal Attorney, and the Intellectual Property Rights Officer at the Library of Alexandria. She is the Project Lead of the Library’s Access to Knowledge initiative and the editor of its website (www.bibalex.org/a2k) . She is also eIFL-IP Country Coordinator as well as the Project Lead for Creative Commons in Egypt and the research coordinator for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) “Consumer Protection in the Microfinance Industry Research Project”. she is a Doctoral Candidate at Helwan University, Law school. Her thesis is on “Access to Knowledge under the intellectual property law and the consumer protection law” She holds a Bachelors of Law and a Masters of Law from the Faculty of Law, Alexandria University, a post-graduate Diploma in International Law and Development, the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, and an LL.M in Intellectual Property, Turin University

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