Dr Mohamed Chawki holds a (Ph.D.) in Law from the University of Lyon III in France (2006) for a dissertation on French, British and American Cybercrime Legal Systems. Dr Mohamed Chawki is also a Senior Judge at the Council of State, Egypt (détaché auprès du Ministère de la Culture) and the Founder and Chairman of the International Association of Cybercrime Prevention (AILCC) in Paris.
The AILCC is an association of international IT experts and legal scholars specialising in Cyber law, privacy and security. He is also the Founder and Co- Director of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime Prevention (ACCP).
Dr Mohamed Chawki is a Post – doc researcher at the University of Aix-Marseille III where he conducts research in criminal law. He is a former Senior Legal Counselor to the Minister of Military Production in Egypt, where he used to draft legal opinions on various topics related to Information Technology.
Dr. Chawki has served as a legal consultant to the Chairman of The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) where he has handled matters involving issues of public, private, and Egyptian capital market laws and is a former Legal Counselor to the Chairman of Capital Market Authority (CMA) in Egypt. In 2008 Dr. Chawki was appointed by the EU to serve on the Expert group charged with implementing the project “Fisc Financial Component 3” in the Egyptian Capital Market Authority.
Dr. Chawki has an extensive knowledge of High Tec criminality, cyber crime and cyber terrorism, including countermeasures and prevention. As a part of his research he carried out an internship at Interpol’s Financial and High Tec Crime Unit. He also used to conduct legal analysis for the Organisation of Cyber Angels in NYC and advise cybercrime victims on various issues related to countermeasures and prevention. Dr Chawki is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom (FRSA); a member of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program (ISPAC); a member of the European Society of Criminal Law; director of the legal program at CEDEJ (MAEE / CNRS) ; a board member of Computer Crime Research Center (CCRC) ; and serves as a leading cybercrime expert in a number of international organisations.
On a different note, Dr Chawki holds a number of visiting posts in Egypt and abroad where he teaches Commercial Law, Cyberlaw, and Introduction to French Law, Business Law and Culture Interaction.
He is a prolific author publishing articles in American, British and French academic journals on a variety of legal topics. As well as being the author of three books in French on cybercrime, human trafficking and child pornography.
A regular speaker at major conferences where Dr Chawki has delivered over fifty conference papers and presentations at national and international conferences on Cybercrime, Investment Fraud, E-government, Human Trafficking, Digital Evidence and Cyberterrorism.
He has also organised very successful international legal conferences on Cyberlaw that involved scholars, policy officials and members of both the industry and academic community to craft new policies and disseminate scholarly researches.
Holding over twenty five international and national prizes for his academic achievement Dr Chawki was honored in 1996 by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt; rewarded with the Medal of Excellence in 1998 (Egypt); the International Prize Claire-L’Heureux-Dubé (Canada) in 2006 and the Medal of Merit from Brazil in 2009 for the efforts provided to Brazilian government in drafting a new cybercrime law.