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Judge Mohamed El Habib Fassi Fihri sworn in today
Today, Wednesday 14 March 2001, Judge Mohamed El Habib Fassi Fihri (Morocco) was sworn in as a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Judge Mohamed El Habib Fassi Fihri will serve the remainder of Judge Bennouna’s term of office until 16 November 2001 (see Press release 559).
Born on 12 January 1932 at Essaouira, Mr. Mohamed El Habib Fassi Fihri has conducted a long career as both a judge and a diplomat.
Judge and Vice-President of the Tribunal régional de Casablanca (1957-1960), he became Procureur du Roi (1962), Avocat Général à la Cour suprême (1971) and Président de Chambre à la Cour suprême (1986).
Meanwhile, Mr. El Habib Fassi Fihri held the position of Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice (1964-1971, and 1976-1982) and was appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Greece (1982-1986).
In 1990, M. El Habib Fassi Fihri was appointed Ambassador to Austria, and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in Vienna as well to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), of which he was the Governor. He also followed the work of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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