Mohamed Bennouna (born April 29, 1943 in Marrakech ) is a diplomat and lawyer from Morocco . Among other things, he worked as a professor at the University of Rabat , as a permanent representative of his home country at the United Nations and from 1998 to 2001 as a judge at the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia . He has been a member of the International Court of Justice since 2006 .
Mohamed Bennouna was born in Marrakech in 1943 and studied law and political science at the University of Nancy and at the Sorbonne in Paris . In addition, he received a diploma from the Hague Academy of International Law in 1970 . Two years later he received his doctorate from the University of Nancy in the field of international law with a thesis on military interventions in non-international conflicts. He then worked in 1972 as Agrégé for the subjects of international law and political science at the Sorbonne. In January 1973 he became a professor at the University of Rabat, where he worked until 1984, including from 1975 to 1979 as dean of the law faculty.
In addition, he worked in high-ranking positions in various bodies and organizations of the United Nations (UN). From 1974 he acted as legal advisor to the delegations of his home country at the UN General Assemblies and from 2001 to the beginning of 2006 as the permanent representative of Morocco at the UN. From 1986 to 1998 he was a member of the International Law Commission and from 1991 to 1998 General Director of the Institut du monde arabe in Paris.
He was then a member of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 1998 to 2001 . After serving as an ad hoc judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague from 2002 to 2005 , he was elected as a judge at the ICJ in November 2005 . His term of office began in February 2006 and, following his re-election in 2015, will run until 2024.
- The consentement to l'ingérence militaire dans les conflits internes. Paris 1974
- Le droit international relatif aux matières premières. The Hague 1982
- Le droit international du développement. Paris 1983
- La spécificité du Maghreb arabe. Casablanca 1990
- International Court of Justice - Judge Mohamed Bennouna biography on the ICJ website (English, with picture)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Moroccan lawyer and judge at the International Court of Justice|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 29, 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Marrakech|