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Ali Bin Mohsen Bin Fetais Al-Marri (in Arabic: علي بن محسن بن فطيس المري, born February 8, 1965 in Doha) is a senior Qatari official and magistrate.

Since 2002, he is the Attorney General of Qatar.

Internationally, Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri is a Special Attorney for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).[1]

Together with members of his family, he created the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC), of which he also owns the offices.[2][3]



Born on February 8, 1965 in Doha, Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri originates from the Bedouin Al-Marri tribe.[4]

From a modest family, Al-Marri quickly made a career out of his loyalty. "He has no room for manoeuvre within the seraglio. […] The Al-Marri are not lucky enough to be part of the elite", explain French journalists Nicolas Beau and Jacques-Marie Bourget.[5]"At the palace's request, he is the one who judicially executes the troublemakers, prosecuting them for corruption, which is not a difficult task".[5]


After completing his education in Qatar, Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri earned a master's degree in Public Law at the University of Rennes, France.

Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri speaks Arabic, French and English.[6]


Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri is married and father to two sons, and one daughter.

He is also a relative of Maha Ali, a student in Doha and of Abdulmehsen Hamad Fetais, director of the ROLACC.[2][7].

Professional careerEdit

Qatar UniversityEdit

Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri began his career in 1997 as an assistant at Qatar University, where he taught international law.

Council of MinistersEdit

In 1997, he was appointed Assistant Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers and attended weekly meetings.

Diwan of the EmirEdit

From 1998, he headed the legal department of the Diwan of the Emir of Qatar, with the position of Under-Secretary.

In March 2001, Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri represented Qatar before the International Court of Justice in the case of maritime delimitation and territorial issues between Qatar and Bahrain.[8]

Attorney GeneralEdit

Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri is appointed Attorney General of Qatar by a decree of the Emir on June 19, 2002.[6]

International nominationsEdit

United NationsEdit

Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri has been a member of the United Nations International Law Commission since 2002[9]

In September 2012, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri was appointed Special Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the recovery of stolen assets.[10]

His mandate was renewed in 2014[11]


Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri is the president and founder of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre, a Qatari organization founded in 2009. In March 2017, ROLACC opened a Geneva office, ROLACC Geneva also chaired by Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri, his secretary-general being a member of his family, Abdulmehsen Hamad Fetais, born in 1985.[7][12]

On December 8, 2017, ROLACC Geneva awarded at the Palace of Nations in Geneva a series of anti-corruption awards to personalities who came from China, the United States, Jordan and Italy.[13]

Claiming that Qatar had "bought a prize against corruption," the newspaper Le Temps said that in return for this promotional event, Qatar had just funded renovation work at the United Nations Office in Geneva at a cost of 20 million Swiss Francs.[13]

Honorary distinctionsEdit


Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic (2013).


  1. ^ moatez.chaouachi. "Procureur général du Qatar renommé défenseur de la lutte contre la corruption de l'ONUDC dans la région MENA". Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  2. ^ a b News, Gulf (2018-03-01). "The mysterious fortune of Qatar's anti-corruption chief". GulfNews. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  3. ^ "ROLACC l Lutte Corruption Genève". ROLACC (in French). Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  4. ^ "علي بن فطيس المري". Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  5. ^ a b Beau, Nicolas; Bourget, Jacques-Marie (2013). Le vilain petit Qatar: cet ami qui nous veut du mal (in French). Fayard. ISBN 9782213671284.
  6. ^ a b "CV" (PDF).
  7. ^ a b "Registre du Commerce du Canton de Genève". Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  8. ^ "International Court of Justice" (PDF).
  9. ^ "International Law Commission". Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  10. ^ "UNODC" (PDF).
  11. ^ moatez.chaouachi. "Procureur général du Qatar renommé défenseur de la lutte contre la corruption de l'ONUDC dans la région MENA". Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  12. ^ "Le Monsieur Anticorruption du Qatar et son hôtel particulier - Boursorama". (in French). Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  13. ^ a b "Le Qatar s'offre un prix contre la corruption". Le Temps (in French). Retrieved 2018-06-10.