Fatsah Ouguergouz shares his views on the rule of law and how he has been trying to promote and strengthen it in various ways over the last 30 years.
Fatsah Ouguergouz, an Algerian national, is a consultant in international law and an independent arbitrator in commercial and investment arbitration, He has over 30 years of experience in international law, including more than 25 years of practice in international judicial matters, arbitration, mediation and conciliation. He has been elected Associate Member of the Institut de droit international at the Beijing Session (August/September 2021). He chaired the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (2016-2018) and was United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Burundi (2010-2011). From 2006 to 2016, he was one of the first eleven judges of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Arusha, Tanzania), elected by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union; he served as Vice-President from 2012 to 2013.