Tayeb Belaiz (born 21 August 1948) is an Algerian jurist and politician who has served in different cabinet posts. He has served as Algeria's Minister of the Interior since 11 September 2013.
Early life and education
Belaiz was born in Maghnia on 21 August 1948. He holds a bachelor's degree in law.
Belaiz served in various public posts before holding cabinet position, including presidential advisor, and court chair of Saida and Oran. He also worked as the president of the Algerian supreme court.
He served as the Minister of Employment and National Solidarity in the cabinet formed by Prime Minister Ali Benflis in 2002. He was appointed as Minister of Justice in the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia in April 2004. He was reappointed as Minister of Justice in the cabinet of Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem on 25 May 2006.
While serving as Minister of Justice, Belaiz was also appointed as President of the Constitutional Council on 30 March 2012 and served in that post until September 2013. In a September 2013 reshuffle Belaiz was appointed as Minister of the Interior in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal. Belaiz replaced Daho Ould Kablia in that post.