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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MUSCAT 000322
STATE FOR OES/OA, L/OES, IO/T, EB/TRA, INR/B, NEA/ARPI
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PHSA TPHY PREL PINR MU SUBJECT: OMAN SEEKS SUPPORT FOR JUDGE CANDIDATE TO LAW OF SEA TRIBUNAL
1. This is an action request for OES/OA - please see para 3.
2. The Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a circular to resident diplomatic missions on February 16 requesting support for its candidate to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The salient portions of the Omani note, and attached biographic background of Oman's candidate, are below.
The Ministry has the honor to bring to the knowledge (of diplomatic missions accredited in Muscat) that the Government of the Sultanate of Oman has decided to nominate Counselor Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Salim al-Sameen for the position of Judge at the International Tribunal For Law of the Sea (ITLOS), at the elections scheduled in New York, June 16-24,
Therefore, the Government of the Sultanate of Oman greatly appreciates your Government's attaching appropriate importance to the Omani nomination to the position of Judge at the International Tribunal For Law of the Sea, and to offer necessary support. Enclosed herewith please find the Omani candidate's biodata written in Arabic, English languages.
COUNSELOR/MOHAMMED BIN ABDULLAH BIN SALEM AL-SAMEEN
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Marital Status: Married (with 4 children) Date of Birth: 1 January 1962 Nationality: Omani
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: Certificate from Hague Academy: 2004 Summer session in Public International Law-International Law Fellowship: 2004 Master of Law (LL.M) in Comparative Legal Studies: 2001 Pace School of Law, Pace University (New York) American Language Program, Columbia University (New York): 2001 English Language Program, England 1989 Computer Courses, Muscat: 1988 Bachelor's Degree in Legislative Law (LL.B), Faculty of the Institute of Law, Alexandria University, Egypt: 1986
LANGUAGES: Arabic (mother tongue), English (fluent)
CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Counselor, Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman-The Hague, The Netherlands: August 2004-Present Promoted to Counselor (Scale 1, Grade 4): 2004 Promoted to First Secretary (Scale 5, Grade 1): 1999 Promoted to First Secretary (Scale 6, Grade 1): 1995 Charge d' Affaires, Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations, New York: 1991 Promoted to First Secretary (Scale 1, Grade 2): 1990 Posted to Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations, New York 1988 Appointed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Second Secretary, European Department: 1987
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES: Work experience of 16 years in the United Nations, UN Committees, International Groups and other Specialized Organizations.
SECURITY COUNCIL: Alternate Representative of the Omani Delegation during its 2-years non-permanent membership: 1994-1995 Sanction Committee on Iraq (in accordance with UNSCR 687-1991): 1994-1995 Peace-Keeping Operations: 1994-1995
GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Participated in General Assembly Regular Sessions from the 43rd until the 58th Session. Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation & Increase in the Membership of the Security Council: 1997-Present Special Session on Agenda 21: 1997 Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonization Affairs: 1994 Informal Open-ended Working Group on an Agenda for Peace: 1994 Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Role of the Organization: 1993-1998 Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations: 1993 Third Committee: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs: 1989 Sixth Committee: Legal Affairs, attended all ordinary sessions as from 43rd to 58th session: 1988-2001 Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian Peoples: 1988-1990 Committee on the Relations with the Host Country: 1988
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL: Commission on Crime and Prevention and Criminal Justice: 1997-2000 Commission on Narcotic Drugs 1997-2000 Commission on the Status of Women: 1997-2000
OTHER SUBSIDIARY BODIES OR RELATED TO THE UN: Commission on Sustainable Development (High-Level Segment, 12th Session): 2004 UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR): 1994 UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): 1992 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF): 1991-1993 Committee on the Rights of the Child: 1990-1993 UN Development Program: 1990-1991
INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY AND INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR LAW OF THE SEA: 1988-1994 and 2002-2004 Head of Delegation to the 10th Session of the Law of the Sea (Kingston, Jamaica): 2004 Head of Delegation to the Conference on the Legal and Scientific Aspects of Continental Shelf Limits (Reykjavik, Iceland): 2003 Workshop on Legal and Scientific Aspects in the Law of the Sea (Kingston, Jamaica): 2003 Head of Delegation to the Sessions of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority: 2002-2004
Participated in the negotiations on establishment of the following courts: Preparatory Committee on the International Criminal Court: 1997 International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: 1994-1995 International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia: 1994-1995
GEOGRAPHICAL AND REGIONAL GROUPS: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW): 2004-Present Asian Group: 1988-2004 Arab Group: 1988-2004 Group of 77: 1988-2004 Organization of Islamic Conference: 1988-2004
Non-Aligned Movement: 1988-2004 Representative to the XII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (Durban, South Africa): 1998 Head of Delegation, Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (Cartagena, Colombia) 1998
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3. Action Request: The Embassy would appreciate guidance on the USG response when it becomes available. BALTIMORE