Dr Zidane Meriboute

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Zidane Meriboute studied in Constantine, Geneva and Strasbourg.
He holds a law and International Relations degree and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.

He lectured at the Universities of Geneva, Constantine/Algeria and Tunis (II) and was an Academic Visitor at the University of London ( Faculty of Law, SOAS-in 2002) and today, partially, he is a Research Fellow (SOAS/CISD).

He was a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Tehran and Baghdad (1990-1991) and head of the ICRC Permanent Mission to the OAU/AU (1997-1999).

Currently, he holds the position of Senior Consultant within the ICRC Unit in charge of the contacts with the religious leaders in Africa.

His research interests are : Islamism, Sufism and Evangelism in Africa ; The nature of modern Islamic States.

Research interests


  • “The Third World Position in the Matters of State Succession/ Decolonisation, Archives/Treaties”, etc…, Editions Presses Universitaires de France, 300 p.
  • "La Fracture islamique : demain le soufisme?", Fayard, Paris 2004 et Hibr Editions, Alger 2009, 371 p.;(The book has got an Award "Prix des Spiritualités d’Aujourd’hui, 2005", Centre de littérature/CML/Perpignan/Paris, Chaired by the famous orientalist André Chouraqui.)
  • "Islam’s Fateful Path: The Critical Choices Facing Modern Muslims", I.B.Tauris, London, 2009, 246. p. (Translated into English from the original book: “La Fracture islamique”.  Volume adapted and increased).
  • "Islamisme, Soufisme, Evangélisme : la guerre ou la paix", Editions Labor et Fides, Genève 2010, 287 p.
  • Commentaire sur "Trente-Deux Ans A Travers l’Islam (1832-1864), Algérie- Abd-El-Kader", Editions Alzieu, 207, 423 p. de Léon Roches.