Dr. Rahmat Mohamad of Malaysia is the fifth Secretary-General of the Asian-African
Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO). He was appointed on 20 June 2008 at AALCOs
47th Annual Session in New Delhi, India, and unanimously reappointed for his second
and final four-year term on 18 June 2012 at 51st Annual Session in Abuja, Nigeria.
During this time Rahmat Mohamad will continue and see to fruition the work he has
begun as Secretary-General of AALCO in the quest to revitalize the organization,
in the promotion of the codification, dissemination and development of international
law and in ensuring that the Asian-African perspective is heard and heeded in the
international community as regards the progressive development of international
Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General of AALCO, Rahmat Mohamad was the Deputy
Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
and held the position of Professor of International Law since 2003 at the Faculty
of Law at Universiti Teknologi MARA, where he started his career as a Lecturer in
1986. He read law at the Insitut Teknologi MARA and pursued his LL.M. at Bristol
University, England, in 1986. He attained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the
University of Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, in 2000.