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Bio-data of Former Speaker Mr. Abdool Razack PEEROO, SC, GOSK

Bio-data of  Mr. Abdool Razack PEEROO, SC, GOSK
Speaker of the National Assembly
 from 24 July 2012 to 08 November 2014



Abdool Razack Mohamed Ameen



Marital Status


Education &

Vocation Skills

  • Council of Legal Education in London (Inns of Court School of Law)
  • Labour Law and French Civil Law, King’s College, University of London
  • Fluent in English and French




Professional Membership

Member of Lincoln’s Inn

1972    Member: Bar of England and Wales

1974    Member: Mauritian Bar


    • General areas of the law as well as several specialized fields

    • Expertise in advocacy and legal drafting

    • Often appeared in appeal cases before the Supreme Court

    • Acts as legal adviser and consultant and has extensive experience in
      alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

    • As former Attorney-General, supervised the preparation of numerous important legislations including the current Copyright Act, the Human Rights Act and Bail Act and the revision of Company Law

Professional Experience

  • Advising on international contracts for major wastewater works and for the maintenance of a water treatment plant and Electricity works.

  • Advice to commercial companies on Company Law, corporate affairs and various business transactions.

  • Leading counsel in major international banking fraud.

  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

  • Insurance - legal adviser and counsel to Insurance Companies.

  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Construction Law and investment generally.

  • Wide experience in Property and Land Law.

  • Public / Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Criminal law

  • Consultant in Industrial Laws.

  • Recent cases before the Supreme Court involve international tenders and contracts.




·         Appointed Commissioner for the Municipal Council of Vacoas/Phoenix (1975)


·         Elected candidate to the National Assembly in 1976


·         Minister of Labour and Industrial Relations from November 1979 to June 1982


·         Elected in 1991 (BLS) in the National Assembly


·         Opposition Whip from 1991-1995


·         Elected candidate to the National Assembly in 1995


·         Attorney General, Minister of Justice, and Industrial relations and Human Rights and Corporate Affairs from December 1996 to November 1999


·         Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Minister of Reforms Institutions from November 1999 to September 2000


·         Elected Speaker of the National Assembly 0n 24 July 2012 to 08 November 2014


·         Elected Chairperson of the SADC Parliamentary Forum in December 2012


GOSK (Grand Officer of the Star & Key of the Indian Ocean) – Year 2006

Elevated to the rank of Senior Counsel (S.C) – year 2010


Politics, Philosophy, Literature and Law

Residential Address

46, Avenue des Hirondelles

Quatre Bornes



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