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Mohamed Shahahbuddeen
(7 October 1931 - 17 February 2018)
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Mohamed Shahahbuddeen
Former Prime Minister and President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Mohamed Shahahbuddeen was a Guyanese politician, jurist and a former Deputy Prime Minister and Vice President of Guyana.

Early life and education

In 1953, he graduated for the University of London with a Bachelor of Law. In 1958, he earned his Master of Law, in 1970 he earned his Doctor of Philosophy and in 1986 the title of Doctor of Law.

Career

Justice Mohamed Shahabuddeen began his public service as a Magistrate before joining the Chamber of the Attorney General in 1959. In 1962, he was appointed Solicitor General, a post he held until 1973 when he was elevated to the position of Attorney General, serving in that capacity from 1978 to 1987. In 1983 he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Vice President of Guyana.

From 1988 to 1997, he served as a Judge of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the first from the Commonwealth Caribbean to be accorded this signal honour. Subsequently, he was Judge and twice Vice President of the Yugoslavia Tribunal until 2009. In addition, he has been an Arbiter in the International Criminal Court, also in The Hague since 1997, and the Centre for International Arbitration in Cairo. In January 2009, he was chosen as a Judge of the International Criminal Court. However, in February he served his resignation for personal reasons.

He was a member of the Institut de Droit International since 1993.

Justice Mohamed Shahabuddeen authored several books, including The Legal System of Guyana (Georgetown, 1973); Constitutional Development in Guyana, 1621-1978 (Georgetown, 1978); Nationalisation of Guyana Bauxite (1981) and From Plantocracy to Nationalisation (1983).

Honours and awards

In recognition of the distinction and eminence achieved by him, he was awarded by the Government of Guyana the Order of Excellence in 1988, the Order of Roraima in 1980 and the Cacique’s Crown of Honour in 1970.

Death

Shahahbuddeen, died early in the morning on 17 February 2018 in Toronto, Canada, after a brief period of illness. He was 86.
Sources
https://guyanatimesgy.com/former-attorney-general-dies/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Shahabuddeen
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Occupation Jurist, Politician
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Date of Birth 7 October 1931
Place of Birth Vreed en Hoop, Guyana
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Date of Death 17 February 2018, aged 86
Place of Death Toronto, Canada
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Vice President of Guyana.
Former Judge of the International Court of Justice
Former Arbitrator and Judicial Tribunal of the International Criminal Court.
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