NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MOROCCO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3352
9 April 2001

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MOROCCO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

09/04/2001
Press Release
BIO/3352


Biographical Note


NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MOROCCO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS


(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)


Mohamed Bennouna, the new Permanent Representative of Morocco, presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan today.


From 1998 until February this year, Mr. Bennouna served as a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.  Previously, from 1991 to 1998, he was Director-General of the Arab World Institute in Paris.  From 1985 until 1989 he was Morocco's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.


Mr. Bennouna was a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Mohammed V University of Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco, from 1975 until 1979.  In 1975 he became Dean of the Faculty of Law. In 1972 he was Professor in Public Law and Political Science at the Sorbonne in Paris.


He holds degrees in Public Law and in Political Science from the University of Nancy, France, and the Sorbonne in Paris.  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.


Born in 1943 in Marrakech, Morocco, Mr. Bennouna is married and has three children.


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