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Biodata of the President

Name Abdool Rashid
Surname HOSSEN
Born 03 June 1956
Marital Status Married - (2 children)
Education St Mary's College (Rose Hill)
  LLB (Hons) (Buckingham)
  Barrister (The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple)

  Read Private International Law (Hague Academy of International Law) (Holland)(1980)
  Followed Course on American Legal System in New York and Washington D.C. Sponsored by United States Information Service (USA) (1987)
  Attended Advanced Course on Technical Aspects of Legal Drafting at the International School of Bordeaux (France) (1992)
Study tour on Judicial Administrative Tribunals (Italy) (1996)
  Attended UNDP's Seminar on the Australian Legal System (Australia) (2000)
Attended Conference organized by CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) in collaboration with the ILO (International Labour Organization) on Regional Cooperation regarding Labour Dispute Resolution  and Prevention (South Africa) (2005)
Participated at the setting up of the Southern African Regional Forum on "Labour Dispute Prevention and Resolution at the CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) in collaboration with the ILO (International Labour Organization). (South Africa) (2006)
Attended Seminar on Arbitration Chaired by Ben Beaumont Arbitrator from Hong Kong organized by the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce (Mauritius)(2010 )
Participated at the International Council for  Commercial Arbitration Congress on “Arbitration  & Other forms of   Dispute Resolution(Brazil) (2010)
 

Attended the International Council for Commercial Arbitration Conference on "Arbitration and the next 50 years" (Switzerland) (2011)

Participated at the International Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), European Branch on "Arbitration in Europe" (Spain) (2012)

Participated  at the Basel , Swiss Arbitration Annual Conference (Switzerland) (2013)

Attended the International Conference on Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (Mauritius) (2013)

Attended the International Conference on "Modernising Labour Law in 21st Century"  (South Africa) (2014) 

Attended the  Annual Labour Law Conference on “The Changing Face of Labour Law: Tensions and Challenges” (South Africa) (2014) 

Attended the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference (Italy) (2015) 

​Attended the 17th ILERA World Congress on "The Changing World of Work: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations and Social Protection"
(Cape Town, South Africa) (2015)
​​Attended  the CIETT World Employment Conference (New Delhi, India) (2016)
Attended the International Labour and Employment Relations Association, (ILERA) - Africa Regional Congress : " Challenges facing the future of work - African Perspectives and Experiences " Mauritius (2018)

​Participated at the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress on the theme " Employment for a Sustainable Society: What Is To Be Done? (South Korea) (2018)​

 

Professional

 

Called to the Bar (UK 1981)

 Career & Crown Counsel at Attorney-General Office (1983)

 Social  Activities

 District Magistrate in the Judicial Department (1984)

  Chairman Rotary Club of Grand Bay (1988)
Founder Member, Mauritius Turf Club (1989)
  Chairman of the Prison Board of Visitors (1990 & 1991)
  Senior State Counsel at Attorney-General's Office (1991)
Chairman, District Conference, Rotary International  (1991)
  Senior District Magistrate in the Judicial Department (1993)
Returning Officer for Legislative Assembly (1995)
Chaired various Boards of Assessment (Land matters)
  Magistrate of the Intermediate Court (1995 - 2002)
  Vice-President, Permanent Arbitration Tribunal (2002)
  Ag. President, Permanent Arbitration Tribunal (2003)
  President, Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal (2003)
Member of the Commonwealth Magistrates & Judges Association (2004)
President, Permanent Arbitration Tribunal (2008)
Member of Approved List of Arbitrators of the Mauritius
Chamber of Commerce & Industry Arbitration Court (2009)
President, Employment RelationsTribunal (2009)
Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators  (UK) - (2010)
Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
(UK) (Mauritian Branch) (2012)
Chairman, Fact Finding Committee set up by the Government of  Mauritius    to inquire into and recommend on  ‘Security Access to Prisons’ (2012)
Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (2012)

​Member of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (2014)

​Part time Lecturer in Labour & Industrial Relations Law at the University of Mauritius (2017) 
​Member of the Advisory Committee on LLB Honours at the Open University of Mauritius (2018)
 
Contact
 
Chambers - Employment Relations Tribunal
  Phone (230) 211 6368  
  Fax (230) 212 0032  
  E-mail rhossen@govmu.org  
  Residential Address 38/39 Riverside,
Balaclava
Mauritius