The President of the Algeria Olympic Committee (COA), Mustapha Berraf, after consulting with members of his Executive Bureau and pursuant to resolutions of the ordinary General Assembly held on 27 April 2017, appointed Abdelhamid Berchiche to chair the COA Ethics Commission. Holder of a doctorate degree in Law, the former Rector of the University of Tizi Ouzou, was Minister of Youth and Sports between 2001 and 2002. Aged 77, he had also been president of the Algerian Karate and Tennis federations, and served as Chair of the Disputes Commission of the Algerian Football Federation up to 2009.
The COA Ethics Commission also comprises the following members: Mohamed Meridja (member of the Executive Bureau, Vice President of the African Judo Association and Chair of the Coaching Commission of the International Federation), Abderahmane Hammad (Chair of the COA Athletes’ Commission), Dr Feriel Chouiter, specialist in sport medicine and Vice Chair of the COA Medical Commission. Sid Ali Zaater, President of the African Gymnastics Association was appointed rapporteur of the Commission.
The ethics Commission has as main missions, ensuring that members of the Algerian Olympic and sports Movement act in compliance with the Olympic Charter, investigating cases of corruption, overlaps, unethical behaviour and proposing measures and sanctions to the COA Executive Committee.