Who Is Mohammad Mortada, Lebanon’s New Minister Of Culture

A judge heading the Mount Lebanon criminal court, member of the North Lebanon Primary Chamber, Mohammad Mortada was born in 1972 and has been a judge since 1996.

He is also a member of the Supreme Judicial Council between 2009 and 2018. During that period he served in several judicial areas, notably:

Secretariat of the Supreme Judicial Council – membership of the Special Pardon Committee, membership of the Supreme Judicial Disciplinary Body, membership of the Committee for the Entry Match to the Institute of Judicial Studies, representation of the Supreme Judicial Council in parliamentary committees, and coordination of the United Nations program in the application of judicial mediation in Lebanese courts.

Between 2008 and 2019, he was also a professor at al-Hikma University in Beirut – Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

He currently holds the following judicial positions:

Presidency of the Chamber of First Instance in Mount Lebanon- Baabda, Presidency of the Criminal Court of Mount Lebanon, Investigating Judge of the Judicial Council, and member of the Law Development and Good Application Committee.

He was chosen by the Amal Movement for his new position as the Minister of Culture in the newly-formed government of PM Najib Mikati.

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