Al-Eryani Secretary General of the Arab League for Democracy [Archives:2007/1084/Local News]
SANA'A, Sept. 5 (ACHRS) – The Arab League for Democracy held its second meeting in Sana's, the Yemeni capital, where Dr. Abdulkarim Al-Eryani was elected as secretary general of the league. The meeting also discussed the association's statute which held that the city of Sanaa (Yemen) is the headquarters of the league, provided that there will be an executive office in Amman (the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan). The initiative to get to the focus, implementation, follow-up, and preparation were through the fruitful and voluntary efforts of the Culture Bridges Forum, the National Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development, and the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies.
The Board of Trustees of the League consists of the founding members of the league from (18) Arab countries, namely : Dr. Ibtisam Al-Ketbi (UAE), Professor Ahmed Barqawi (Palestine), Dr. Ahmed Al-Sufi (Yemen), Dr. Emhemed Maliki (Morocco), Dr. Amna Shekhawi (Tunisia), Professo. Iyad Barghouthi (Palestine), Dr. Ja'far Shayeb (Saudi Arabia), Mr. Jamal Al Awadhi (Yemen), Dr. Joma'a Atiqa (Libya), Dr. Hassan Abdel-Atti (Sudan), Sheikha Hessa Khalifa Ahmed Al-Thani (Qatar), Professor Taher Boumedra (Algeria), Dr. Abdel-Hussein Sha'ban (Iraq), Dr. Abdul-Karim Ali Al-Eryani (Yemen), Professor Ali Eddin Hilal (Egypt), Mr. Ali Seif Hassan (Yemen), Dr. Omar Ahmed Kosh (Syria), Ms. Ramziyah Al-Eryani (Yemen), Mr. Mohamed Mohamed Tayeb (Yemen), Dr. Mohamed Wild Saydati (Mauritania), Professor Massoud Daher (Lebanon), Professor Munira Fakhro (Bahrain), Dr. Nizam Assaf (Jordan), and Dr. Hilah Hamad Al-Mekimi (Kuwait).
The Board of Trustees also elected a Board of Directors consisting of nine members who are: Mr. Jamal Al Awadhi (Yemen), Professor Taher Boumedra (Algeria), Dr. Abdel-Hussein Sha'ban (Iraq), Dr. Abdul-Karim Ali Al-Eryani (Yemen), Professor Ali Eddin Hilal (Egypt), Dr. Mohamed Wild Saydati (Mauritania), Professor Massoud Daher (Lebanon), Professor Munira Fakhro (Bahrain), and Dr. Nizam Assaf (Jordan).
As a legal and intellectual entity, the AAD, which was founded in Sana'a on June 13-14 2007, is part of Arab civil society. It is therefore not affiliated to any government, external agency or any political or religious group. Although the AAD has been created to reflect the unique character of the Arab society, its culture, spiritual and universal values, it also takes into account the spirit of our times and the global trends towards democracy, reform, the rule of law, social justice, plurality, the peaceful succession to power, the separation of the different branches of power, the autonomy of the judiciary, respect of human rights, and the freedom of expression.