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Abderrazak Kilani (Tunisian Arabic: عبد الرزاق الكيلاني‎; born 25 June 1954) is a Tunisian politician and lawyer. In 2010 and during the Tunisian Revolution, he was the chairman of the National Bar of Lawyers[1][2] In 2012, he served as the Deputy Prime Minister for Relations With the Constituent Assembly under Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.[3][4] Since 2013, he has been Ambassador of Tunisia to the United Nations.[5]

Abderrazak Kilani
عبد الرزاق الكيلاني
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Ambassador of Tunisia to the United Nations
Assumed office
2013
Deputy Prime Minister for Relations With the Constituent Assembly
In office
24 December 2011 – 13 March 2013
PresidentMoncef Marzouki
Prime MinisterHamadi Jebali
Personal details
Born (1954-06-25) 25 June 1954 (age 65)
Tunis, Tunisia
Political partyindependent
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Lyon
OccupationLawyer

Early lifeEdit

Abderazzak Kilani was born on June 25, 1954, in Tunis. His primary and secondary education was spent in Tunis, he subsequently moved to France to continue his university studies in Grenoble and Lyon from 1973 until 1979.

Kilani got a master's degree from Grenoble University in private and judicial law in 1978, he received his graduate certificate specializing in insurance law from the University of Lyon in 1979.

LawyerEdit

He was known for his human rights activism nationally and internationally when he was elected Deputy President of the Tunisian Association of Young Lawyers for a term between 1988 and 1989, he subsequently became the organization’s President between 1990 and 1991.

In 1992, he established the Maghreb Union of Young Lawyers and then he was the Co-founder and General Secretary of the Tunisia Center for Lawyers Autonomy. He was also a coordinator of the Defense Committee for Mohamed Abbou. He was a member of the National Committee for the Promotion of Human Rights. As a law professor, over a six-year period he gave more than 400 law lectures on different cases in Tunisian Law.

As a lawyer he was also very involved in Tunisian sports. He was a former member of the Tunisian Confederation of Tennis, and a member of the administration of the Espérance Sportive de Tunis football team. He played for Espérance Sportive de Tunis between 1967 and 1973. He was an early founder of the football club of lawyers.

In 2010 and during the Tunisian Revolution, he was the chairman of the National Bar of Lawyers after a democratic election.[1]

PoliticianEdit

On 20 December 2011, after former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was deposed, he joined the Jebali Cabinet as Deputy Prime Minister for Relations With the Constituent Assembly.[4]

Since 2013, he is the permanent Ambassador of Tunisia to the United Nations at Geneva.[5][6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married, and has three children.[4] His old son Wael is a former African and Tunisian champion in Tennis,[8] he played for the university of South Florida and graduated with a degree in Business Management.[9] His second son Fares is a Tunisian champion in tennis. Currently, he is playing Tennis and studying Finance at the University of Samford in Alabama.[10] His youngest son Majed is the Tunisian and [11] African champion in Tennis under 16 and is studying and playing for the university of Tulsa.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://www.pm.gov.tn/pm/actualites/actualite.php?id=4000&lang=en
  2. ^ http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2011/01/17/01003-20110117ARTFIG00738-mettre-un-terme-a-la-dictature-de-la-corruption.php
  3. ^ CIA World Leaders Archived 2011-06-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b c "Tunisia Live". Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  5. ^ a b https://www.flickr.com/photos/unisgeneva/10797324325/in/set-72157628939553509
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-02-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://ilo.org/global/standards/WCMS_235414/lang--en/index.htm
  8. ^ http://torontoobserver.ca/2012/04/12/usfs-kilani-wants-to-build-tennis-in-tunisia/
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2014-02-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ http://samfordsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4199&path=mten
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-02-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)