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Mrs. Saadia Belmir

Born on February 5th, 1944 in Rabat.

Mrs. Belmir, judge and adviser to the Minister of Justice, is holder of a PhD (Doctorat d’Etat) in public law (University of Paris II), of a higher studies diploma (DES) in public law (University of Paris II) and a higher studies diploma (DES) in political Sciences (1st year - Mohamed V University). She got also an international diploma in human rights from the Strasbourg-based Institut International des Droits de l’Homme (International institute for human rights).

Mrs. Belmir started her career as a lawyer before joining the judiciary body in 1967: assistant judge under training at the Supreme Court, judge at the Rabat Court of First Instance, substitute prosecutor general at the Rabat Court of Appeal, adviser at the same Court, adviser at the Central Administration (Ministry of Justice), adviser since 1995 at the Supreme Court. In 1998, he held the post of President of Chamber at this court.

Mrs. Belmir, who was member of a think tank working for His Majesty King Hassan II (1996-1999), was also a teacher at the Haut Institut d’Études Judiciaire (High Institute of Judiciary Studies) and member of the International Institute for Right of Expression and French Inspiration (IDEF). She was also member of the Constitutional Council (1999 - 2005), and since September 2005, she has become Advisor to the Minister of Justice.

Mrs. Belmir, member of the Amicale hassanienne des magistrats, organization of judges, was elected in November 2005 member of the UN Committee Against Torture.