UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize - Members of the Jury
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- Professor Nadia Bernoussi (Morocco)
Professor of Constitutional Law and Political Institutions at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) of Rabat, the Institut Supérieur de l’Administration (ISA) and the Académie marocaine des études diplomatiques, Professor Nadia Bernoussi obtained her Doctorate Degree in Public Law (Constitutional Justice) in 1998. She is a visiting professor in the Law Faculties of the Universities of Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence and Tunis. As Vice President of the International Academy of Constitutional Law and Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law, she is also a founding member of the Association of Moroccan Constitutional Law and the Moroccan Association of Political Science. She is member of the Editorial Committee of the Revue française de droit constitutionnel. She was member of the Consultative Committee of lawyers on the reform of the Moroccan Constitution in 2011. She was nominated by H.E. the King among the 20 experts and specialists at the High Council on Education, Training and Scientific Research (CSEFRS), a constitutional organ responsible for the reflection and strategic planning of the educational reform in Morocco.
- Dr Marek Halter (France)
Writer and artist, representative of French cultural circles, well-known for his action in favour of defense of human rights, peace, dialogue among cultures and peoples, tolerance towards different religions and traditions and commitment to the struggle against racism, discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance and anti-Semitism. He is the author of several books that received prestigious literary awards. His first book Le Fou et les rois, dedicated to peace in the Middle East, received the Prize ‘Aujourd’hui’ in 1976; while his book La Mémoire d’Abraham published in 1983 won the Inter Book Award. Since 1967, Marek Halter has devoted a significant part of his life to the defense of human rights wherever they are violated (founder and President of the International Committee for the negotiated peace in the Middle East that was at the origin of the first meetings between Israelis and Palestinians; President of the Andrei Sakharov Institute, the International Institute of the Jewish Culture, co-founder of SOS Racisme, and other civil society organizations and movements). Marek Halter has always initiated events strong with their symbolism and aimed to bring together representatives of the three monotheistic religions and, in particular, reconcile those belonging to the Jewish and Muslim religions. Among his most recent works, his trilogy La Bible au féminin – Sarah (2003), Tsippora (2004), Lilah (2005) – followed by Marie (2006) was a huge success and was published by Editions Robert Laffont. Today, Marek Halter chairs two French universities in Russia and is director of Les Nouvelles françaises, a monthly bilingual Franco-Russian magazine.
- Dr. Kamal Hossain (Bangladesh)
Prominent Bangladeshi politician, statesman and lawyer: former Minister of Law (1972-1973), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1973-1975) and Minister of Petroleum and Minerals (1974-1975); former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan (1998-2003); former Panel-D Chairman of the UN Compensation Commission in Geneva; former Chair of the Commonwealth Human Rights Advisory Council and Member of the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding chaired by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen (2007); Judge ad hoc of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg (2003); Member of the Arbitral Tribunal under Annex VII of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, in the Land Reclamation case involving Malaysia and Singapore (2004-2005), and in the Maritime Delimitation case involving Guyana and Surinam (2005-2007); Chairman and Member in a number of International Arbitral Tribunals, including International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He is currently a member of two ICSID Tribunals.