Last updated on: 5/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Mohamed Mattar, LLB, SJD Biography

Title:
Executive Director of the Protection Project
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Some legislation institutes legalize prostitution, some decriminalize, and some punish the women that are in prostitution. Others punish the customer, and I like that approach. The Swedish Law makes buying sex, not selling sex, a crime. You get up to six months imprisonment for this offense.”

Speech in Chisinau, Moldova, Nov. 17-18, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, Protection Project, Johns Hopkins University
  • Former Professor, Alexandria University, Egypt; Arab University of Beirut, Lebanon; American University’s Washington College of Law; and Georgetown University Law Center
  • Former Legal Advisor, Cultural Mission to the United States, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
  • Former Legal Advisor, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • Former Legal Advisor, Abu Dhabi Free Zone Authority, United Arab Emirates
  • Former Legal Advisor, Arab National Bank, Saudi Arabia
Education:
  • LLB, honors, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • DPL, honors, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • MCL, University of Miami
  • SJD, Tulane University, 1986
  • LLM, Tulane University, 1983
Other:
  • None found