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Adam Abdelmoula, S.J.D. '97

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Kuwait

LL.B., University of Khartoum; LL.M., Harvard; S.J.D., Georgetown

Adam was previously the Chief of the Middle East and North Africa Section of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Deputy Chief Human Rights Officer for UNMIL, Liberia. He was also the Senior Human Rights Adviser and Team Leader for UNOHCHR/UNOHCI/UNAMI, Iraq from 2003 to 2004. From 1999 to 2003, he served in Somalia for UNOHCHR as a Senior Human Rights and Rule of Law Adviser. Before beginning a career in the UN system, Adam worked for the Fund for Peace, the Institute of International Education, Human Rights Watch, and the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in the United States. From 1989 to early 1991, he worked for the Ford Foundation as well as the Arab Lawyers Union in Egypt. He practiced law in Sudan from 1982 to 1989.

Adam speaks fluent Arabic and English. A dual citizen of the Sudan and the United States, Adam is married and has three children.

Selected Publications
  • Fund for Peace, A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Human Rights NGOs (1999)
  • Arab Studies Quarterly, The Fundamentalist Agenda for Human Rights, Sudan and Algeria (1996)
  • Fund for Peace, Human Rights Institution Building (1994)
  • Journal of the Legal Profession, Libya: Control of Lawyers by the State (1992)
  • Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Six Papers on the Independence of the Legal Profession in the Arab World (1992)
  • Al-Haq Quarterly, Sudan's Judiciary in the 1989 Coup Aftermath (1991)

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