Initiative on Apex Court Appointments / Member, High-Level Advisory Panel

Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh

Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh is a former president of the Tunisian Order of Lawyers. A lawyer for the Court of Cassation since 2001, he was the first member of the Sfax regional council of the Tunisian Order of Lawyers (1998-2004), then secretary-general (2007-2010) and, finally, president (2010-2013). He was also a member of the Independent High Authority for Elections established during the first part of the Tunisian democratic transition.

Mr Mahfoudh is known on the international scene primarily as one of the members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015, this group of four organizations with divergent political views made its mark for its decisive role in building a pluralist democracy after the Arab Spring revolution of 2011 in Tunisia. The Quartet’s concerted actions resulted in holding presidential and legislative elections, and in ratifying the new Tunisian Constitution in 2014.

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