Aref Mohamed Aref

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 & 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

Professional Associations & Memberships:

– Member of the Bar of Djibouti
– 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
– Member of the International Bureau of the international organization ” FRENCH ALLIANCE ” whose honorary president was Maurice Druon, Permanent Secretary of the French Academy
– Member and legal advisor to “Greater Horn Horizon Initiative”, which includes the intellectuals of the Greater Horn of Africa and created the initiative of UNESCO
– Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in PARIS
– Participation in the collective work “Africa Starts” of the general review of strategy “Acting” by an article entitled ”To start an African” alongside African Heads of State
– Co-founder of the coordination of African NGOs (CONGAF) in Geneva to work effectively with the High Commissioner for Human Rights
– Chairman of the Rotary Club of Djibouti

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.

Bar Admissions:

– Member of the Bar of Djibouti

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.

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