Attorney General of Qatar and UN Special Advocate on the Prevention of Corruption
H.E. Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri is the Attorney General of the State of Qatar (since 2002) and the UN Special Advocate on the Prevention of Corruption.
H.E. Dr. Ali bin Fetais has been a member of the United Nations International Law Commission since 2002. In September 2012, Dr. Ali bin Fetais was appointed Special Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the recovery of stolen assets. His responsibilities included supporting the activities concerning the enhancement of international strategies for stolen funds recovery, offering counsel, and contributing to the definition of capacity-building and technical assistance activities for the establishment of national systems for the recovery of funds and prevention of restricted financial flows, and enhancing mutual judicial assistance.
His mandate was renewed in 2014, and his title was modified in UN UN Special Advocate on the Prevention of Corruption. Since then, Dr. Ali bin Fetais has ex officio contributed to the call to the reduction of corruption in governmental and academic institutions.
In 2012, Dr. Ali bin Fetais established the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center in Qatar, which was inaugurated by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. He chaired the Board of Trustees of the center, which include several eminent legal figures in the world.
The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center aims to build specialized knowledge and raise individual capacity to strengthen the rule of law and fight corruption in accordance with international standards and national requirements. It also seeks to support the parties concerned in the Arab countries and other countries in the areas of upholding the rule of law, good governance, and fighting corruption. The Center conducted many activities locally, regionally and internationally, notable of which is the organization of conferences, workshops and signing of conventions to set up anti-corruption chair in various universities including Jordan University in Jordan, Neelain University in Sudan and Qatar University in Qatar in order to raise awareness and enhance the national capabilities to boost the concepts of the rule of law and anti-corruption.
Dr. Ali bin Fetais holds an MA in Public Law from the Rennes University and a Ph.D. in International Law from the Sorbonne University.