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Aref Mohamed Aref

Djibouti
amohamed@ckrlaw.com

BAR ADMISSIONS

Member of the Bar of Djibouti


AREAS OF PRACTICE

International business law, human rights laws, international criminal law, international banking and finance, and international arbitration. Substantial experience in insurance, labor, public, administrative and environmental law


ACCREDITATIONS

Dean of the National Lawyers
Admitted to the Diplomatic and Consular Code

President of the Association for the Creation of an International Arbitration Center in Djibouti

President of the Association for the Defense of Human Rights, which was the first organization for human rights in Djibouti

Founding member and Vice President of the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa

Legal Counsel of the Association "YES TO LIFE" caring for people living with HIV-AIDS

EDUCATION

Mr. Aref earned a degree in Law and Bachelor of Law from the Faculty of Law of AIX en Provence and trained on “Legislation” in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda at the School of International Criminal Law and Human Rights of the Person of Arusha.


LANGUAGES

Somali
French
English
Italian
Arabic
Afar

Aref Mohamed Aref focuses on international business law, human rights laws, international criminal law, international banking and finance, and international arbitration.

Mr. Aref has substantial experience in insurance, labor, public, administrative and environmental law. Mr. Aref provides in-depth legal advice and practical guidance to his clients, which include both individuals and businesses.

Mr. Aref is also a long-time advocate for the defense and protection of human rights, working with organizations such as Amnesty International, UNESCO and other agencies of the United Nations. His participation in such matters include:

COMMITMENTS TO THE DEFENSE AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

1980-2002 - Associate of Amnesty International for Djibouti

September 1994 - Member of Human Rights for Africa in Durban, Africa under the high patronage of his Excellency the President Nelson Mandela

1998 - Representative of Amnesty International to the NGO forum for the creation of an international criminal court

1998 - Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations Conference in Rome

1998 - Co-founder of the Coordination of African NGOs (CONGAF) in Geneva, Switzerland, in order to effectively collaborate with the High Commissioner for human rights

2001 - Representative of the Coordination of NGOs Africans (CONGAF) at the United Nations Conference against racism in Durban, South Africa

July 2003 - Intervention at the International Symposium of Victimology in STELLENBOSCH (South Africa) on the protection of the rights of female victims

May 2006 - Consultant to the United Nations on the African Commission of Human Rights and Peoples

February 2008 - Workshop under the East Africa regional on the submission of reports to the United Nations human rights treaty agencies

2008 - Workshop for the submission of reports to the United Nation human rights agencies

COMMITMENTS TO THE RULE OF LAW AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

1996 - Intervention at the International Colloquium "Military and Democracy in Africa" in OUAGADOUGOU (BURKINA FASO) organized by the KONRAD ADENAUER Foundation

1997 - Workshop on the independence of the judiciary at the 2nd session of training in human rights on the theme "Human Rights and Development" in OUAGADOUGOU organized jointly by the UIDH, OMCT and COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

1999 - Author of the article entitled "The International Criminal Court: a New Perspective for Africa", published in Journal No 1/1999, International Law

2007 - Forum of Doha on the democracy and the development of free trade in Doha, Qatar

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Mr. Aref earned a degree in Law and Bachelor of Law from the Faculty of Law of AIX en Provence and trained on “Legislation” in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda at the School of International Criminal Law and Human Rights of the Person of Arusha.

He is fluent in Somali, French, English, Italian, Arabic and Afar.