Walid SA'DI
Nationality Jordan
Committee Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Date First Elected 01/01/1996
Date Term Expires 12/31/2012
Position on Committee Rapporteur
Professional Background Diplomat in New York, Washington, D.C., Moscow, London, Paris
Ambassador in Geneva (1975-1981)
Ambassador in Ankara (1982-1985)
Chair of the Commission on Human Rights (1980-1981)
Member of the Human Rights Committee, 1978-1982, 1990-1994
Head of the delegation of Jordan to the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, Rome, 1998, and Chair of the Working Group on Crimes against Humanity Commissioner-General, National Centre for Human Rights, Amman, 2003-2006
Educational BackgroundBachelor of Arts (Economics), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Juris Doctor (Doctor of law), University of Chicago, United States
Current occupation General Coordinator for Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amman
Columnist, Jordan Times
LanguageArabic (Alarabia), English
Working LanguageEnglish, French, A
Date and place of birth: 9 August 1939, Jerusalem