Abdelaziz NouaydiNGO Justice, Morocco
Abdelaziz Nouaydi is a lawyer and president of NGO Justice, which focuses on improving the laws and practices surrounding a free and independent judiciary, and is founding member of the Moroccan Organization for Human Rights. Previously serving as advisor to former Moroccan prime minister Abderrahmane Youssofi in the area of human rights, Abdelaziz is currently a member of the national council “Transparency Morocco,” which is a nationwide effort to combat corruption. Abdelaziz has served as an independent consultant to IREX, the American Bar Association, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, USAID, and authored numerous reports on the Moroccan judiciary and human rights in Morocco. Abdelaziz taught courses at universities in Fez and Rabat-Sale, Morocco from 1980 to 2005 on constitutional law and political systems, media law, international law and organizations, and international human rights. He was also a Fulbright visiting scholar at Bowling Green State University from September 2009 to June 2010. Abdelaziz regularly appears in media outlets such as AlJazeera and in publications such as Arab Law Quarterly. He is also the author of several books.