Elly Page is a Senior Legal Advisor with ICNL, where she works to improve laws that affect civil society in the United States as well as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Elly’s research and expertise with the US Program focuses on protecting the right to peaceful assembly. She founded ICNL’s US Protest Law Tracker and works with civil society and government partners to defend and advance assembly rights. Elly also leads ICNL’s programming in Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, and Sudan. She has provided technical assistance to partners throughout the MENA region on civic space legal issues, including the reform and implementation of laws affecting public assemblies, civil society organizations, and civil society’s access to funding. Elly has testified as an expert witness before Congress, and she is regularly quoted in media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Guardian, among others.
Before joining ICNL, Elly served as a Law Fellow with the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, in Cairo, Egypt, and with the Public International Law & Policy Group in Washington, D.C. Elly is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law (J.D.), and Harvard University (B.A.). She is a member of the New York bar and has a working fluency in Arabic.