NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF IRAQ PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Mohammed A. Aldouri, the new permanent representative of Iraq to the United Nations, presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan today.
Before this appointment, from 1999, Mr. Aldouri was Iraq’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations at Geneva. From 1994 to 1996 and in 1998, Mr. Aldouri served as head of the Human Rights Department and the Legal Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iraq. He was a member of the United Nations Committee for Civil and Political Rights from 1980 to 1984 and represented Iraq in most sessions of the Commission on Human Rights.
Mr. Aldouri was Dean of the Law College of Baghdad University and Professor of International Law from 1983 to 1998, and head of the Department of Law at the College of Law and Political Science in 1982, where he was a Lecturer since 1973. From 1975 to 1978, he was also Director General of the Iraqi Cultural Relations Office at the Ministry of Higher Education.
Born in Baghdad in 1942, Mr. Aldouri received a Bachelor of Law degree from Baghdad University in 1964 and his Ph.D. in public law from Dijon University, France, in 1973.
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