Who Is Henry Khoury, Lebanon’s New Minister Of Justice


Born in 1972, Judge Henry Khoury holds a Masters’s degree in Financial Law from the Islamic University of Lebanon (IUL), and a diploma in General Law from Beirut Arab University (BAU), in addition to a Baccalaureate in Rights from the state-run Lebanese University (L.U).

Khoury worked in various positions in law, including serving as the head of the Court of Cassation, followed by him serving as the head of the Council of State (Majles al-Shura) until 2019.

He was also a first-audit in the Bureau of Audit of the Lebanese Parliament, as well as Head of Organization for the same place.

Judge Khoury dealt with high-profile cases involving high-ranked Lebanese officials, including the file of the Beirut Blast, and cases of embezzlement and manipulation of the Lebanese Pound.

Among them are former Minister of Finance Ali Hassan Khalil and former Minister of Public Works Ghazi Zeaiter – both being close to the speaker of parliament Nabih Berri – and former Minister of Interior & Municipalities Nouhad Machnouk of the Future Bloc of Saad Hariri.

Henry Khoury is Lebanon’s new Minister of Justice, chosen by President Michel Aoun to serve in the newly-formed Lebanese government headed by PM Nagib Mikati.

Judge Khoury is expected to face intense political pressure during his new occupation in the government due to his judicial work in the files related to the politicians.

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