MOHAMED BENNOUNA of
CHAIRMAN OF SIXTH COMMITTEE MOROCCO
Mohamed Bennouna, Permanent Representative of
, was elected Chairman of the Sixth Committee (Legal) on 10 June. Morocco
Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative in 2001, Mr. Bennouna served as a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former
from 1998. Previously, from 1991 to 1998, he was Director-General of the Arab World Institute in Yugoslavia . From 1985 until 1989 he was Paris ’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Morocco . New York
Mr. Bennouna was a Professor at the Faculty of Law of Mohammed V University of Rabat and
, from 1975 until 1979. In 1975 he became Dean of the Faculty of Law. In 1972 he was a Professor in public law and political science at the Sorbonne in Casablanca, Morocco . Paris
He holds degrees in public law and in political science from the University of Nancy, France, and the Sorbonne in
. In 1970 he received a diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law, and in 1972 a Doctorate in international law from the University of Nancy, France. Paris
Mr. Bennouna’s legal expertise includes chairing a panel of the United Nations Compensation Commission. He was a member of the International Law Commission in
from 1986 to 1998. Geneva
Born in 1943 in Marrakech, Mr. Bennouna is married and has three children.
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* This supersedes Press Release BIO/3352 of
9 April 2001.