Sélim Ben Abdesselem new Senior Legal Advisor for ILAC in Tunisia

ILAC is happy to announce Sélim BEN ABDESSELEM’s recruitment as Senior Legal Advisor for ILAC in Tunisia. He will start his functions in November 2015.

Selim-ben-Abdelsalem-webbSélim is Tunisian and French national, and former member of the Tunisian Constituent National Assembly (2011/2014), elected after the Tunisian Revolution on 23rd October 2011 election. Before being elected, he worked as a legal and welfare adviser then as a senior manager with “France Terre D’Asile” in Paris, one of the most important French associations specialised in the legal support for asylum seekers and refugees (1997/1999, 2011 and 2015), then as a political and technical adviser in the French National Assembly for three members of the Parliament for ten years (1999/2009), and finally as a lawyer in the Bar of Paris specialised in labour law (2009/2011).

After the Tunisian Revolution of 14th January 2011, Sélim get involved in Tunisian politics and run for the Tunisian Constituent National Assembly 23rd October election, in the Constituency of North of France what counts the most important Tunisian community abroad.

Elected in the Constituent National Assembly, Sélim was member of several strategic parliamentary committees: the Assembly Internal Rule Committee, the Constitutional Committee for Judiciary; Administrative, Financial and Constitutional Justice; the General Legislation Legislative Committee; a Special Investigation Committee; the Consensus Committee, created to negotiate the Constitution final draft between the different political blocs.

Sélim has two Masters Degrees in Human Rights and Civil Liberties in “Paris Nanterre University” (1997) and in Labour Law in “Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne University” (2009).

In the end of his parliamentary mandate, Sélim decided to not run again for the general legislative elections of end 2014, he returned in France for a time, working again for “France Terre D’Asile” association, before choosing to join ILAC, happy to use his experience on judiciary field for our programme implementation in Tunisia and MENA region.