​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Human Rights Council President of the 15th Cycle (2021)

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Nazhat Shameem Khan, President of the 15th Cycle

Nazhat Shameem Khan has served as the Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Office at Geneva since 2014.

Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Khan was a legal practitioner and legal consultant, training judges in Fiji on human rights, sentencing, and criminal justice.

Ms. Khan worked for 16 years as a prosecutor in Fiji, and during that time was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions of Fiji in 1994. In 1999, she was appointed Fiji’s first woman High Court judge.

Ms. Khan was born in 1960 in Fiji. She has a Bachelor of Arts in law from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, a Masters of Law from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Philosophy in criminology from the University of Cambridge.

Nazhat SHAMEEM KHAN

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