Fatsah Ouguergouz
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Fatsah Ouguergouz

Dr. Fatsah Ouguergouz is an Algerian national born in France. He has served as a Justice of the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights (Arusha, Tanzania) since 2006 and as Vice-President of this Court since September 2012. Elected initially in 2006 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, he was re-elected in 2010 for a six-year mandate.

Judge and Vice-President of the African Court of Human and Peoples'Rights (Arusha, Tanzania)

He holds a Ph.D in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland).

He was Secretary of the International Court of Justice[1] and held the position of Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Burundi, appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva) (2010-2011).

He has held several positions within or outside the United Nations system, such as:

  • Legal Officer, International Court of Justice (The Hague)
  • Human Rights Officer, United Nations, Rwanda
  • Associate Legal Officer, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, New York City
  • Lecturer, University of Geneva Faculty of Law
  • Father Robert F. Drinan S.J. Visiting Professor of Human Rights, Georgetown University (Washington D.C.)
  • Visiting Professor, Panthéon-Assas University
  • Orville Schell Fellow, Yale Law School (New Haven, Connecticut)
  • Senior Lecturer, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations (New York), Regional Course in International Law Human Rights and Movement of persons (Addis Ababa)
  • Senior Lecturer, American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative (Washington D.C), Training of 60 Algerian Lawyers and Judges, Algiers and Oran (Algeria)
  • Senior Lecturer, North African Litigation Initiative, Arabe Institute of Human Rights (Tunis) & Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (Cairo)
  • Lecturer, Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport, Florida, USA), Summer Institute in International and Comparative Law, The Hague
  • Lecturer, 34th Session of the External Programme of The Hague Academy of International Law, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Lecturer, 29th, 30th and 40th Study Sessions of the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France).- Lecturer, Study Session of the International Institute of Human Rights
  • Secrétaire-rédacteur, Institute of International Law (from 1993 to 2003)
  • Lecturer, Training Sessions of the Institut International d'Administration Publique and Ecole Nationale d'Administration (Paris) (1996/1999/2002)
  • Moderator, «Introduction to the United Nations System», Online Course, UNITAR (Geneva), Module 5: «The Principal Organs of the United Nations: Focus on the International Court of Justice»
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Brandeis Institute for International Judges, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts)
  • Board Member, Institute of African Studies and Center for the Study of Human Rights (Banjul, The Gambia)



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