World’s “Top Prosecutor” to Speak at SUU

Published: November 05, 2010 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce that Hassan Jallow, current prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and former Gambian Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Supreme Court Justice and Solicitor General will be coming to campus to deliver a presentation on his work for the tribunal prosecuting those involved in the genocide in Rwanda.

Jallow has been described by some in the legal profession as the “top prosecutor in the world.” His presentation, titled “International Criminal Justice”, will be held on November 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow served as Gambia’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice from 1984 to 1994 and subsequently as a Judge of the Gambia’s Supreme Court from 1998-2002. In 1998, he was appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to serve as an international legal expert and carry out a judicial evaluation of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia.

He also has served as a legal expert for the Organization of African Unity and worked on the drafting and conclusion of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights which was adopted in 1981.

He has also served the Commonwealth in various respects including chairing the Governmental Working Group of Experts in Human Rights.

Until his appointment as Prosecutor to the ICTR, Justice Jallow was a Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone on the appointment of the UN Secretary-General in 2002 as well as a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal.

Justice Jallow was awarded the honor of Commander of the National Order of the Republic of Gambia.

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