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Legal Counsel Mohamed Aseel Hassan


Mohamed Aseel Hassan is a registered lawyer in the Maldives since 2013 and an elected Member of the Executive Committee of the Maldives Bar Council. He acquired his Law Degree from Oxford Brookes University and has a Masters Degree in International and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law, with a special focus on Arbitration from the University of Westminster in the UK. Aseel has completed professional programs and trainings in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including a Program on Negotiation by Insight Collaborative at the New York University School of Law and attended classes on Environmental Law and Policy at Columbia Law School. Aseel is also a Climate Change fellow of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). Aseel is currently the Legal Counsel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives. Aseel has worked as a Senior State Attorney at the Attorney General's Office and at the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to United Nations in New York. Aseel is a member of the Double Taxation Avoidance (DTA) Committee and the Continental Shelf Committee of the Republic of Maldives as well as a member of the Standing Committee of the National Mechanisms for the Review, Implementation and Follow-up. Aseel has represented Maldives in the delegations sent for treaty body reviews of the Republic of Maldives, including under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). He has case experience in arbitration, civil litigation with a focus on contract and administrative law, and in alternative dispute resolution.