Lazhar Bououni

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Lazhar Bououni is a Tunisian politician. He is the Minister of Justice and Human Rights.[1] Prior to this, he was the Minister of Higher Education and Research.[2]


Lazhar Bououni was born in Redeyef, Tunisia in April 1948.[3] He received a B.A. in Law in 1970, and a PhD in 1979. He also holds the agrégation.[3]

He taught at the University of Tunis, where he was the Dean of the Law School from 1986 to 1989.[3] From 1990 to 1995, he was President of the University of Sousse.[3] From 1999 to 2001, he was the President of Manouba University, and Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, and Iceland.[3]

In 2004, he was appointed as Minister of Higher Education and Research. In 2010, he became Minister of Justice and Human Rights.[3]


  1. ^ CIA World Leaders Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ A Directory of World Leaders & Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments: 2008-2009 Edition, Arc Manor, 2008, p. 407 [1]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Business News