Kamel Filali
TitleMr.
Nationality Algeria
Committee Committee on the Rights of the Child
Date First Elected 02/13/2003
Date Term Expires 02/28/2011
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background Main professional activities:
Teaching and research in the field of international human rights law, including international systems for protection of human rights, the rights of the child and rights of women
Commercial attorney at the Supreme Court
Defence counsel for minors at the juvenile court
Helping to train trainers to protect children, especially handicapped children, within the Associative Movement

Other main activities in the field relevant to the mandate of the treaty body concerned:
Teaching at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, helping to set up programmes to teach about rights and freedoms in schools
Member of a workshop on human rights education in Algerian schools (run by the National Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights)
Various contributions on the rights of the child

List of most recent publications in the field:
Communication on the international protection of children's rights, Ecole nationale d'administration, Algiers, September 2002
Contribution to the Algiers Seminar on terrorism: minors in emergency situations
Author of several press articles on constitutional law, human rights and democracy (1989-1999)
Educational Background- Ph D in international law and relations, University of Miami, Florida (1984)
- Master of Comparative Law, University of Miami (1979)
- Master of Arts (international relations), University of Miami (1982)
- Expert certificate in international humanitarian law, ICRC training course (1998)
Current occupation Current position/function:
- Professor of international law, Faculty of Law, University of Constantine
- Professor of international human rights law, University of Constantine
- Professor of international human rights law, International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
- Professor, National Magistrates Institute, Algiers
- Member of the National Advisory Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
LanguageArabic (Alarabia), English, Spanish (Espaņol), French
Working LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish