Idriss Jazairy is a national of Algeria. He is a graduate of Queen’s College, Oxford University (UK), of the École Nationale d’Administration (France) and of the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University (USA).
Idriss Jazairy is an experienced diplomat, international administrator
As a representative of Algeria, he was
He was previously Executive Director of ACORD, an international consortium of NGOs (including Oxfam, Novib, CCFD, etc.), then headquartered in London and devoted to the protection and empowerment of victims of poverty and civil strife in Africa. From 1995 to 1998, he was also a member of the board of CARE/USA.
He is currently the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on unilateral coercive measures and the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. Idriss Jazairy has authored or co-authored several publications, including a book entitled “The State of World Rural Poverty: An Inquiry into its Causes and Consequences” (New York University Press, 1992, 570 pages), a chapter entitled “The Role of Regional Groups and Coordinators: A Case Study – The African Group”, in Lars Müller (Ed.), The First 365 Days of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2007, and his most recent book “In Defence of Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council: An Alternative Narrative From the South” (Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, 2015, 82 pages).
He has been the Editor of several books on Human Rights and also published articles on current affairs in the international press.
- Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of Italy
- Officer of Wissam Alaoui of Morocco
- Officer of Order of Istiqlal of Jordan
- Officer of the Order of Merit of Mauritania