14 Facts About Nabil Elaraby


Nabil Elaraby is an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was Secretary General of the Arab League from 1 July 2011 to 3 July 2016.


Nabil Elaraby was legal adviser and director in the Legal and Treaties Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1976 to 1978 and then Ambassador to India from 1981 to 1983.


Nabil Elaraby then returned to his previous post at the Foreign Ministry from 1983 to 1987.


Nabil Elaraby was legal adviser to the Egyptian delegation to the Camp David Middle East peace conference in 1978, head of the Egyptian delegation to the Taba negotiations from 1985 to 1989, and Agent of the Egyptian Government to the Egyptian-Israeli arbitration tribunal from 1986 to 1988.


Nabil Elaraby was appointed by the Egyptian Minister of Justice on the list of arbitrators in civil and commercial affairs in Egypt in 1995.


In 1968, Nabil Elaraby was an Adlai Stevenson Fellow in International Law at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.


Nabil Elaraby was appointed a Special Fellow in International Law at UNITAR in 1973, and was legal adviser to the Egyptian delegation to the United Nations Geneva Middle East peace conference from 1973 to 1975.

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Nabil Elaraby was a commissioner at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva from 1999 to 2001, and a member of the International Court of Justice from 2001 to February 2006.


Nabil Elaraby has served as chairman for the First Committee of the General Assembly, the Informal Working Group on an Agenda for Peace, the Working Group on Legal Instruments for the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, and the UN Special Committee on Enhancing the Principle of the Prohibition of the Use of Force in International Relations.


Nabil Elaraby was an Arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration in Paris in a dispute concerning the Suez Canal from 1989 to 1992.


Nabil Elaraby was a judge in the Judicial Tribunal of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries in 1990.


Nabil Elaraby was a member of the governing board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute from 2000 to 2010.


Nabil Elaraby has served as a Member of the Board for the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a Member of the Board for the Egyptian Society of International Law, and a Member of the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre List of Neutrals.


Nabil Elaraby was one of the group of about 30 high-profile Egyptians acting as liaison between the protesters and the government, and pressing for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak.