Human Rights Committee - Members
Abdelfattah AMOR (Tunisia)
Date and place of birth: 4 March 1943 ( Tunisia )
Titles and degrees
University professor since 1979.
Senior lecturer in Public Law and Political Science (1974-1979).
Assistant lecturer (1973).
Doctorate in Public Law and Political Science (1974).
State doctorate in law (1973), Paris II.
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Public Law (1968), Paris.
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Political Science (1968), Paris.
Law degree (1967), Tunis.
Intermediate diploma of the National School of Administration (1967).
Visiting Professor at Paris I, Paris V, Nantes, Limoges, Dijon, Toulouse, Warsaw, Belgrade, Algiers, Annaba, Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Tokyo, Kyoto, Louvain-La Neuve, Columbia University, Harvard Law School, etc.
Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Science of Tunis (since April 1993).
Dean of the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Science of Tunis (1987-1993).
Member of the Constitutional Council (1987-1992).
Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Tunis (1980-1984).
Director of the Study and Research Unit on Law and Political Science at the Law Faculty of Tunis (1978-1979).
Other responsibilities and activities
Member and Deputy Chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (since 1999).
Member of the UNESCO Human Rights Jury (since 2000).
Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Committee on freedom of religion or belief (since 1993).
President of the International Consultative Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Tolerance and Non-discrimination (Madrid 2001).
Alternate member at the United Nations Sub-Commission on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (1992-1995).
President of the International Academy of Constitutional Law (since 1996).
Member of the Bureau of the International Conference of French-Language Deans (since 1987).
Member of the AUPELF-UREF "Fundamental Rights" Network Committee (since 1993).
Co-President of the International Association of Constitutional Law (1993-1995).
Founding Secretary-General of the International Academy of Constitutional Law (1984-1988).
Vice-President of the International Association of Constitutional Law (1987-1993).
President of the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law (since 1982).
Expert at the Arab League (1979-1983).
President of the Tunisian Aggregation Jury for Public Law and Political Science (1986 and 1999).
Member of various recruitment panels for the positions of assistant, assistant lecturer, senior lecturer and professor in public law and political science.
Director of many State doctorate theses.
Member of the Algerian Aggregation Jury for Public Law and Political Science (1984).
Founding Secretary-General of the Tunisian Association of Political and Social Science.
Member of the National Council of Public Liberties in Tunisia (1977).
Founder member of the Union of Arab Jurists (1975).
Founder of several associations, inter alia on the environment, culture, Maghreb cooperation, etc.
Member of the National Jury for the award of the 7 November Prize.
Member of the National Jury to award the prize for administrative innovation.
General Rapporteur of the National Commission on the Protection of Educational Institutions (1991).
Council member of the Arab Thought Club ( Amman).
Principal subjects taught since 1970
Constitutional law and political science.
Human rights and public liberties.
History of political ideas.
International law and international relations.
Main publications and research
Handbook of constitutional law, Tunis CERP, 1987 (in Arabic).
Handbook of administrative law (with others) E.N.A. 1975 (in French).
Compendium of Tunisian constitutions and political documents (with K. Saïd), Tunis CERP, 1987 (in Arabic).
Islam et droits de l'homme (edited by G. Conac and A. Amor), Paris, Economica, 1994.
Le suffrage universel (edited by Abdelfattah Amor, Philippe Ardant and Henri Roussillon), Social Sciences University Press, Toulouse , 1994.
The Tunisian political system, Paris 1973.
Problems and prospects of Maghreb unity, Paris, 1968.
More than 80 research projects, including:
United Nations Human Rights Committee (2002).
The condition of women in relation to religion and traditions (2002).
Prevention of religious intolerance and education (2001).
Religious intolerance and racial discrimination. Aggravated discrimination (2000).
United Nations reports
Reports on the elimination of all forms of intolerance and racial discrimination, submitted to the Human Rights Committee (26 reports since 1993).
Interim reports on the elimination of all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief, submitted to the General Assembly (Third Committee) (eight reports since 1994).
Order of the Republic.
Order of Educational Merit.
National Human Rights Prize (1998).
Spanish Order of Merit.
Many foreign decorations and honorary titles.
[This profile can be found in the document CCPR/SP/58]