Zaid Al-Ali has Law Degrees from King’s College London, the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and Harvard Law School. He has practiced international commercial arbitration for more than 10 years. In 2005, he was an international adviser working on the Iraqi Constitution. From 2006 to 2010, he was advising on constitutional, parliamentary and judicial reform in Iraq. He posts on Twitter as @Zalali.
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