Hassan Bubacar Jallow (The Gambia) was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in December 2002. He graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania in 1976, and was called to the Bar in the Gambia and Nigeria in 1977 after attending the Nigerian Law School in Lagos. He also holds a Master’s degree in public international law from University College London.
Prior to joining the Special Court for Sierra Leone, he worked as a State Prosecutor in the Gambia from 1977 to 1982. He also worked as a legal expert for the Organisation of African Unity, and was one of the drafters of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
He was appointed Solicitor General in 1982, then served as Attorney General and Minister of Justice from 1984 to 1994. From 1998 to 2002 he served as Justice of the Supreme Court of The Gambia.
Justice Jallow left the Special Court in September 2003 to become the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).