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Hon. Minister Anil Kumarsingh Gayan

Minister of Tourism, Mauritius

The Hon Minister of Tourism Anil Kumarsingh Gayan, laureate of the Cambridge Higher School Certificate Scholarship (Classical Side) of Royal College, Port Louis in 1968, completed his LLB(Hons) at the London School of Economics in 1972. He was then called to the bar and has been practicing as a barrister since 1973. In 1974 he joined the Attorney’s General Chambers as Crown Counsel. He is also holder of a Master’s Degree in LLM with specialization in international law and law of the sea.

He has been member of Bar of England and Wales since 2007 and also member of African Union (AU) Panel of Eminent persons on Hissen Habre in 2008 to 2014. In 2011 he was the Special Adviser to the Comoros on maritime delimitation issues and at the same time Chairman of AU panel on qualifications of AU Commissioners.

It is useful to highlight that from 2008 to 2014 the Hon Minister of Tourism, was lecturing in the field of International Law with special reference to Collective Security at the University de la Reunion.

He was first elected as Member of Parliament in 1982, he then served as Minister of External Affairs, Tourism and Emigration in 1983. For the period 1989 – 1990, he acted as Chairman of the Bar Council. Then in 1991, he was consultant for Geneva based Centre for Human Rights and did consultancy work on Judiciary and Human Rights in Bhutan, Mongolia, Armenia and Togo. The Hon Minister was appointed Senior Counsel by the President, Republic of Mauritius in 1995.

He further pursued in the political arena as Minister Foreign Affairs and Regional Co-operation from 2000 to 2003 and as Minister of Tourism in 2003 to 2004. Following the last general election in 2014, he was appointed as Minister of Health from Dec 2014 to Jan 2017, then as at date as Minister of Tourism.

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