Mohammed al-Douri, PhD Biography
||Former Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations
||Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Rationale and wisdom calls us to question if there is a justification for the United States to launch a war against Iraq under the pretext of its worry about Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction even at a time when Iraq is under an ongoing monitoring and verification system...
"Statement of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Aldouri, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations in the Security Council Open Meeting on the Situation in Iraq," Iraq Watch website, Feb. 18, 2003
The United States attack on Iraq will be the evidence of the failure of the international rule in its entirety which must relay on the United Nations charter as a reference indispensable in maintaining international peace and security."
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations, New York, 2001-2003
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations, Geneva, 1999-2001
Dean, Law College, Baghdad University, 1983-1998
Professor, International Law, Baghdad University, 1983-1998
Head, Department of Law, College of Law and Political Science, Baghdad University, 1982-1983
Director General, Iraqi Cultural Relations Office, Ministry of Higher Education, 1975-1978
Lecturer, Department of Law, College of Law and Political Science, Baghdad University, 1973-1982
||PhD, Public Law, Dijon University (France), 1973
Bachelor of Law, Baghdad University, 1964
||The last Iraqi ambassador appointed to the United Nations by Saddam Hussein's government
Born in al-Dour, Iraq