LLB (Hons.),University of London; Graduate Diploma, Australia; LLM, London; PGD, India
BIJAYEDUTH GOKOOL, (Vijay), called to the Bar in Mauritius in 2013 is currently a practicing Barrister.
B. Gokool worked for over twenty years in the Foreign Service of the Republic of Mauritius from 1993 to 2013. During that period he served in several Missions, including the Mauritius High Commission, India, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Mauritius to the United Nations, New York, and the High Commission of the Republic of Mauritius in Australia. From July 2005 to April 2006 he was Charges d’Affaires a.i in Australia. He occupied the position of Deputy High Commissioner in Australia since 2010 until September 2012. Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he worked as teacher at Byron College, Central Flacq, and as Bank Officer at the Central Bank of Mauritius.
B. Gokool also worked as Legal Consultant for a brief period at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on an assignment basis in 2004.
B. Gokool had been dealing with general as well as specific dossiers ranging from Human Rights, International law, sovereignty issues (Tromelin and Chagos Archipelago), regional cooperation, bilateral and multilateral desks.
B. Gokool has also served the United Nations Security Council from 2001 -2002 when Mauritius was elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. He has co-chaired the Counter Terrorism Committee established under Security Council Resolution 1273. He was also a member of the UN Sanctions Committee.
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