Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is a Jordanian diplomat who served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2014 to 2018. Before that, Al Hussein served as Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the U.N., its Ambassador to the United States, and the non-resident Ambassador to Mexico. Following the establishment of the International Criminal Court in June 2002, Al Hussein assumed the pivotal role of chairing negotiations on offenses related to genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. As a result of his efforts, international courts now cite “crimes against humanity” under the classification of authoritative. From 2004 to 2007, Al Hussein chaired the Consultative Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), during which he led an effort to establish more financial and technical assistance for women’s empowerment and gender equality. The Southern California Institute of Law presented Al Hussein with an honorary doctorate of laws in June 2008 for his work on international justice.

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  • Honoured and delighted! Three from Penn elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences | Penn Today https://t.co/E2Ks5kCKi7Wed Apr 17, 7:27pm
  • My latest Op-Ed ... Here’s what will decide whether technology becomes a force for good, or evil - The Washington P… https://t.co/u1N5YXHdzgTue Apr 9, 9:41pm
  • At the entrance of the red rooster restaurant in Harlem ... remembering a sorely-missed giant and his wisdom! If o… https://t.co/e6nKmgEmmlSun Apr 7, 7:40am

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