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last updated Jan. 5, 2010 12:6 PM (EST+7)
Ibrahim Muhammad al-Dughma
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Palestinian politics Fateh justice
Ibrahim al-Dughma was minister of justice in the government that lasted from June to October 2002.

Al-Dughma was born in 1932 in Absan al-Jadida in South Gaza. After training as a lawyer in 1954 at Cairo University, he practiced as a lawyer in Gaza and became a judge in 1958. He served as a legal advisor in Kuwait in 1963 and returned to Gaza in 1972 to resume his position as judge. He was judge of the appeal court and head of the criminal court in the United Arab Emirates and legal expert to the government of Qatar from 1965 until 1968 and again from 1972 until 1994.

He participated in several conferences related to the “Law of the Sea” at the Arab League and acted as head of the Asian Group and head of the first Arab subcommittee at the third United Nations conference on the “Law of the Sea”. He has written three books and various articles published in different papers.

After being minister, al-Dughma was head of the Council for Legal Advisory and Legislation (Diwan al-Fatwah wa al-Tashrie) as well as general director of the legal development project and chief editor of the law and judiciary journal.
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