The EUCLID Oversight Council, in accordance with the Statutes, has declared the office of Secretary-General vacant at the end of Mr. Syed Zahid Ali’s second term, on 16 April 2020. Candidates have been announced in a communication to the Participating States. They are:
- Winston Dookeran (Trinidad and Tobago), currently serving as Under-Secretary-General
- Dr Ludovic Chan-Tung (France), currently serving as Associate Professor of International Law
- Mr Omar Ousman Jobe (Gambia), currently serving as Executive Secretary at Constitutional Review Commission, The Gambia
- Dr Aboulaye Sepou (Central African Republic), currently serving as EUCLID Vice-Chancellor at the Bangui HQ Office
The first SG term began on 16 April 2008 and lasted 6 years in accordance with the Statutes. His mandate was renewed for a second term which expired on 16 April 2020. Mr Syed Zahid Ali remains a permanent member of the Oversight Council and now hold the title of EUCLID Founding President.
The SG replacement process takes 40 days during which the Participating States may communicate objections and preference with regards to the proposed candidates. The new SG is expected to take office on 16 June 2020, with legal effect on 16 April 2020.