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UN appoints Algerian as deputy special representative for DRC

Posted by African Press International on August 31, 2008

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ms. Leila Zerrougui of Algeria as his Deputy Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Previously, Ms Leila served as a judge for several years, and then as a legal adviser in the ministry of Justice before being appointed to Algerias Supreme Court in 2000.

Ms Zerrougui then served as Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention under the United Nations Human Rights Council from 2003 to May 2008

Ms Zerrougui was one of the five authors of a United Nations report on human rights abuses of detainees held in the United States naval base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.



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