As the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide approaches, the Honourable Prosecutor Hassan B. Jallow will analyze the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and its contribution to international justice. As well as addressing the closure of the ICTR and its transfer to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), he will discuss Canadian participation within this institution.
In 2003, the UN Security Council appointed Hassan B. Jallow as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. In 2012, he was also appointed the Prosecutor of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (a residual mechanism for the ICTR and ICTY), and carries out this function concurrently with his function as Prosecutor for the ICTR. He helped draft the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. From 1984 to 1994, he served as The Gambia’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. He subsequently worked as a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Gambia from 1998 to 2002, as well as judge at Appeal Chamber for the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in 2002. He is a Commander of the National Order of the Republic of The Gambia, and the author of several publications