High-level Award Committee

H.E Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri

Chairman Board of Trustees

- Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center, Member of the Shura Council of Qatar,  Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lusail University

- Former Attorney General of the state of Qatar from 2002 to 2020

- Digital of the legal department at the Emiri Diwan (the rank of Undersecretary of the Ministry) since 1998

- legal expert at the Emiri Diwan 1997-1998

- Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center, Member of the Shura Council of Qatar,  Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lusail University

- Former Attorney General of the state of Qatar from 2002 to 2020

- Director of the Legal Department at the Emiri Diwan (the rank of Undersecretary of the Ministry) since 1998

- legal expert at the Emiri Diwan 1997-1998

- Assistant Secretary General of the Council of Ministers in its weekly meeting participant from 1997-1998

- Professor of international law in 1997 in Qatar University

- Legal researcher at the Emiri Diwan, Prince 1996-1997 Office

- Member of the committee preparing the Assistant Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar in 1999

- Elected member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations since 2002

- Chairman of the International Committee of the contracts study entrusted with the study of contracts and agreements and review where Qatar is a member, to supervise and follow up on all issues of Arbitration related to Qatar

- Member of the National Committee on the demarcation of the border between the State of Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

- Lawyer before the International Court of Justice in the case of boundary and territorial dispute between Qatar and Bahrain.

- Chairman of the Committee to draft law establishing the Supreme Judicial Council and the independence of the judiciary from the executive.

- President of the Conference “La Franco” - diagonal Regional Justice, October 2004.

- President of the Sixth Global Forum on Fighting Corruption, 2009.

- Chairman of the French National Administration School (Lycée Voltaire).

- Member of the decision to grant doctoral degrees at the Sorbonne in several PhD dissertations since 2008.

- Dr. Marri holds a doctorate degree in international law from the Sorbonne1997, along with Master of Public Law from the French University of Rennes, Honoree Medal of Academic Palm (Napoleon) Chevalier of the French Republic and the Order of Honoree Medal officer of the French Republic.

H.E. Dr. Mohamad Moncef Al Marzouki

Member of the Board of Trustees

- Former president of the Tunisian Republic
- Former president of the Tunisian Human Rights League.

Member of the Board of Trustees

- Former president of the Tunisian Republic

- Former president of the Tunisian Human Rights League.

- Named by Times magazine in 2013 among the 100 most influential people in the world.

- President Marzouki ranked second in Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers

- Holds a Doctorate degree in medicine and writes in law, politics and thought.

H.E. Mr. Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh

Member of the Board of Trustees

Member of the Board of Trustees

- Former Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2011-2012

- The International Court of Justice judge 2000-2011 - Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court 1996- 1998

Member of the Board of Trustees

- Former Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2011-2012

- The International Court of Justice judge 2000-2011

- Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court 1996- 1998

- Legal adviser to the Royal Hashemite Court, rank of minister 1995-1996

- Adviser to Crown Prince Hassan bin Talal, 1990 - Office 1995

- Joined the diplomatic corps in the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1975 and moved between the different capitals of the world

- Member of the International Law Commission 1980 -2000

- Won several Arab and foreign decorations, a graduate Kapmrig University, specialization of law.

H.E Mr. Michael B. Mukasey

Member of Board of Trustees

Michael B. Mukasey, of counsel to the firm, recently served as Attorney General of the United States, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. As Attorney General from November 2007 to January 2009, he oversaw the U.S. Department of Justice and advised on critical issues of domestic and international law. Judge Mukasey joined Debevoise as a partner in the litigation practice in New York in February 2009, focusing his practice primarily on internal investigations, independent board reviews and corporate governance.

Michael B. Mukasey, of counsel to the firm, recently served as Attorney General of the United States, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. As Attorney General from November 2007 to January 2009, he oversaw the U.S. Department of Justice and advised on critical issues of domestic and international law. Judge Mukasey joined Debevoise as a partner in the litigation practice in New York in February 2009, focusing his practice primarily on internal investigations, independent board reviews and corporate governance.

From 1988 to 2006, Judge Mukasey served as a district judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, becoming Chief Judge in 2000.

From 1972 to 1976, Judge Mukasey served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and as Chief of the Official Corruption Unit from 1975 to 1976. His practice consisted of criminal litigation on behalf of the government, including investigation and prosecution of narcotics, bank robbery, interstate theft, securities fraud, fraud on the government and bribery. From 1976 to 1987 and from 2006 to 2007 he was in private practice.

Judge Mukasey has received numerous honors, including the Federal Bar Council’s Learned Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Public Access to Information and Proceedings of the New York Bar Association from 1984 to 1987. He served on the Federal Courts Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1979 to 1982 and its Communications Law Committee from 1983 to 1986. Judge Mukasey was also a part-time lecturer at Columbia School of Law from January 1993 to May 2007, teaching trial advocacy.

He received his LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1967 and his B.A. from Columbia College in 1963.

Education:
Yale Law School, 1967, LL.B.
Columbia University, 1963, B.A.

H.E Lord Peter Goldsmith QC

Member of the Board of Trustees

Lord Goldsmith QC, PC is London Co-Managing Partner and Chair of European and Asian Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He served as the UK’s Attorney General from 2001-2007, prior to which he was in private practice as one of the leading barristers in London.

Lord Goldsmith acts for a variety of clients, alongside his role as chair of the firm’s European and Asian litigation in the UK and other countries.


Lord Goldsmith QC, PC is London Co-Managing Partner and Chair of European and Asian Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He served as the UK’s Attorney General from 2001-2007, prior to which he was in private practice as one of the leading barristers in London.

Lord Goldsmith acts for a variety of clients, alongside his role as chair of the firm’s European and Asian litigation in the UK and other countries. He conducts arbitrations under all the major institutions, and he has appeared at all levels of courts in the UK and in many cases in the house of Lords, the privy council and the court of appeal as well as international and European courts and in the courts of a number of other jurisdictions including the highest court in the Caribbean.

Consistently acknowledged for his prominence, The American Lawyer states that “(he has) the advocacy skills of one of the finest barristers of his generation.” He is recommended as a leading lawyer in Chambers UK for International, Public International Law, and Corporate Crime and Investigations, with the guide quoting clients saying he “has experience and gravitas; having him council can have a significant difference”.


H.E Dr. Mamadou Tangara

Member of the Board of Trustees

H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia. He was appointed Minister in 2018. 

H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia. He was appointed Minister in 2018. A position he previously held from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Tangara also served as a distinguished member of The Gambian Foreign Service, in his capacity as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations in New York. He also served as Minister of Higher education, Research Science and Technology.

Executive Board/Chairmanship Positions

Throughout his career, Dr. Tangara Member, represented The Gambia in various Executive Boards of the United Nations and other International Organisations. In January 2022, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of United Nations Institute for Training And Research (UNITAR) – Division for Multilateral Diplomacy. A two year term from January 2022 to December 2024. He has also served as Executive Board Member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women; Dr. Tangara has Chaired on numerous occasions, the African Group at the United Nations in New York. He presided over the memorial meeting for the late Nelson Mandela. Dr. Tangara served as Chairman, University of the Gambia Governing Council; President of Alliance Franco-Gambienne and Honorary Ambassador of the Brabant Wallon, Region (Belgium).

Professional Positions

Dr. Tangara has had an extensive professional career, and prior to his high-level appointments, he served as Coordinator, National Authorising Office Support Unit (NAOSU) for the European Development Fund (EDF) projects and programmes implemented in The Gambia. He also consulted for the United Nations Fund for Population Affairs (UNFPA) and other International Organisations. Dr. Tangara was also Focal Person, Science and Technology and Innovation of The Gambia and served as Governor, Capacity Building Foundation. His professional career in academic includes, International Examiner, interpréter, lecturer. He is also a trained journalist and demographer.

Educational Background

H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara holds a Doctorate degree (PhD) from Université de Limoges, France. His research on the myths and secretas of oral historians of the Mandinka received Mention Très Honorable avec  Félicitations a l’unanimité du Jury from the Universite de Limoges. He worked as Editor in Chief of the French Magazine, La Lune. As a true Pan Africanist, Dr. Tangara was made member of the steering committee of World Festival of Black Arts, Dakar 2009. He has written extensively on Semiology of Cultural Interaction, Literature and Conflict Resolution, and African Writers and their Cultural Heritage;

Languages

Dr. Tangara is a multilinguist, fluent in English, French, Spanish, Mandinka, Wolof, Bambara, Dioula, Krio etc This enabled him to serve in various academic and journalistic positions.

Awards

Dr. Tangara is the laureate of the most prestigious award of the United Nation, the UNFPA 2019 United Nations Population Award, (Individual Category). He was awarded at the United Nations Headquarters on 20th June 2019 in recognition of his courage and leadership through the use of diplomacy both in the global and national arena respectively.