Dr. Amin Mekki Medani

Professional Resume

Expert in International human rights, lawyer, policy analyst, organizational manager, development cooperation specialist, law professor, advocate and organizer. Thirty-five years of relevant experience at the academic, judicial, governmental, non-governmental, regional and international levels. Professional and managerial experience in the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Bank, the Arab Fund for Economic Development in Africa. Former Cabinet Minister, Magistrate and lecturer in Law. Executive Board member of six non-governmental human rights organizations and professional legal association. 1991 recipient of the Human Rights Watch Award for Human Rights Monitoring. 1991 Recipient of the American Bar Association Human Rights Award, on behalf of the Sudan Bar Association, Expert member of International Evaluation Missions for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Cambodia), the Ford Foundation and the International Commission of Jurists. Strong managerial and organizational skills.

  • Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 1970 (Comparative Criminal Law)
  • LL.M. (Distinction), University of London, 1965
  • Dipl. Civ.L. (Civil Law) University of Luxembourg, 1964
  • LL.B. (Honours), University of Khartoum, 1962

Skills

Organizational Management, having served in managerial capacities in a number of governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations of varying size and mandates.

Policy analysis, derived from professional service with academic institutions, human rights organizations and government posting.

Language, including fluency in English and Arabic, and a working knowledge of French and Swahili.

Development Cooperation, as an experienced manager of technical cooperation programs in a variety of economic and social fields.

International Legal Research, Writing, Analysis and Advocacy, as an international lawyer, legal advisor, law professor, and magistrate.

Employment

ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF ‘THE SUDAN CALL’

KHARTOUM, SUDAN
2014 - 2018
A political declaration on the establishment of a state of citizenship and democracy.
Head of the Civil Society Initiative

ELKARIB AND MEDANI ADVOCACY FIRM

KHARTOUM, SUDAN
1978 - 2018
Advocate & Commissioner for Oaths (Senior Partner).
The firm is specialized in corporate and commercial law, investments, tax, labour and arbitration including through the ICC, Paris.

OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

BEIRUT, LEBANON
2002 - 2004
Representative, Regional Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for the Arab Region, Beirut

UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN

AFGHANISTAN
2002
Legal advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan
(UNAMA) on Law Reform in Afghanistan

LEGAL ADVISOR TO THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE U.N SECRETARY-GENERAL IN IRAQ

August 2003 disrupted by the terrorist explosion.

OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

ZAGHREB, CROATIA
2001 - 2002
Chief of Mission

OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

WEST BANK AND GAZA OFFICE, PALESTINE
1997 - 2001
Chief Technical Advisor and Head of the Office

ARAB FUND FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

KUWAIT city, KUWAIT
1995 - 1997
Legal Advisor

EGYPTIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

CAIRO, EGYPT
1991 - 1995
Advocate

DEMOCRATIC TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN

KHARTOUM, SUDAN
1985 - 1986
Cabinet Minister
Portfolio for peace (reconciliation, and elections) And was detained for 14 months by Omer El Bashir Administration.

ARAB BANK FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

KHARTOUM, SUDAN
1976 - 1978
General Counsel

WORLD BANK

WASHINGTON D.C. , USA
1975 - 1976
Attorney