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Dr. El-Naggar of Egypt was one of the original seven Members of the
Appellate Body. He was appointed in December 1995 and served until
31 March 2000. During his term, he served on twelve Appellate Body
Divisions, including European Communities — Regime for the Importation, Sale
and Distribution of Bananas, and as arbitrator in two arbitrations under
Article 21.3(c) of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the
Settlement of Disputes. He was serving as Chairman of the Panel in Korea —
Measures Affecting Trade in Commercial Vessels when he died.
Born in 1920, Dr. El-Naggar was Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cairo
University and combined his academic expertise with public service for more
than 30 years. He joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD) in 1965 as Deputy Director of the Research Division, a
post he held for six years until he was appointed Director of the United
Nations Economic and Social Office in Beirut, Lebanon. From 1976 to 1984, he
served as Executive Director of the World Bank representing the Arab
Countries, before returning to Cairo University as Professor Emeritus. He
also was founder and President of the New Civic Forum, a non-government
organisation dedicated to economic, political and social liberalization. Dr.
El-Naggar was the author of several books and papers on international trade
and finance, economic development and the Egyptian economy.