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Hassan Jallow

Hassan Jallow

Hassan Jallow

Hassan Bubacar Jallow currently serves as the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) since 2003. Born in the Gambia in 1950, Mr. Jallow studied law at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, the Nigerian Law School and University College London. Before his work for the United Nations, Mr. Jallow held many esteemed positions in his own country. Mr. Jallow worked as State Attorney in the Attorney General’s Chambers from 1976 until 1982 when he was appointed Solicitor General. In 1984, Mr. Jallow served as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice for the Gambia. In 1994, Mr. Jallow was appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court of the Gambia.

Prior to becoming the Prosecutor of the ICTR, Mr. Jallow worked closely with the United Nations Secretary General conducting judicial evaluations of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Jallow also served as a judge of the Appeals chamber of the Special Court in Sierra Leone from 2002 until his appointment by then Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the ICTR. Amidst his many positions, Mr. Jallow also worked on drafting the African Charter on Human and People’s rights (adopted in 1981) and served the commonwealth as chair of the Governmental Working Group of Experts in Human Rights.

For a brief discussion by Mr. Jallow on Nuremberg and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda click here.