APS : Sunday, 02 October 2016
ALGIERS- Professor Bouzid Lezhari was elected by the U.N. Council for Human Rights in its 3rd session, as a member of the Consultative Council for Human Rights for a three-year mandate said Sunday,
the ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué.
Licensed lawyer of the Supreme Court and professor of constitutional law and international law, Lezhari was a member of the Council of the Nation and the Commission of Jurists, in charge of the revision of the Constitution.
He has “great expertise” with issues relating to Human Rights and U.N. mechanisms relating to it, thanks to two terms he held as a member of the Human Rights Committee, a monitoring body of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (2008-2016).
Made up of 18 independent experts, the Human Rights Consultative Council exercises the role of a “think tanks” to the Human Rights Council since it submits the assessment of its member states, studies and thoughts that it elaborates on issues relating Human Rights, said the source.