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Mr. Abubacarr M. Tambadou is the Attorney General
and Minister of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia.
He was born in The Gambia on 12 December 1972. He obtained an LLB (Hons)
from the University of Warwick in 1997, and an LLM (Merit) in Human Rights
Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2002.
He is a member of Lincoln’s Inn in the United Kingdom and a Barrister and Solicitor of
the Supreme Court of The Gambia having been called to the Bar of England and Wales
(BL) and The Gambia Bar in 1999.


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Brief Biography

Mr. Abubacarr M. Tambadou is the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia. He was born in The Gambia on 12 December 1972. He obtained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Warwick in 1997, and an LLM (Merit) in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2002. He is a member of Lincoln’s Inn in the United Kingdom and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia having been called to the Bar of England and Wales (BL) and The Gambia Bar in 1999.

Until his appointment as Attorney General and Minister of Justice in February 2017, he was the Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (UNMICT) for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.

Before joining the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) as a prosecutor in 2003, Mr Tambadou was a State Counsel at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia and subsequently a private legal practitioner in The Gambia with a particular interest in human rights law and practice between 1998 and 2003. At the UNICTR, he was involved in the prosecution of four senior military officers implicated in the 1994 Rwandan genocide including the former Chiefs of Staff of the Rwandan Army and Gendarmerie.

In 2008, Mr Tambadou became an Appeals Counsel with the Appeals and Legal Advisory Division of the Office of the Prosecutor of the UNICTR. He handled several appeal cases including the appeal of Colonel Theoneste Bagosora, the former Chef de Cabinet of the Rwandan Ministry of Defence and the man many believed to be the mastermind of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

In 2012, he became the Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of the UNMICT, a position he held until his appointment as Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia.

Mr Tambadou has extensive experience in international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law and practice.

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State's implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

Following a 33 year delay, the Solicitor General and Legal Secretary from 5th to 6th July 2018 led a high level delegation comprised of officials from the Office of the President, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Women's Bureau to engage in dialogue with the Human Rights Committee on the recently submitted response to the List of Issues posed by the Committee on the State's implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

ICCPR

All Lawyers Conference

A lawyers conference to promote and create a climate of respect for the rule of law and constitutionality in the Gambia on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st December 2017 at Kairaba Beach Hotel.

Lawyers Conference

Turkish Embassy donated I.T equipments to Ministry of Justice

Turkish Embassy Donates state of the art Computers and IT equipment to aid in the work of the Ministry of Justice.Turkish Ambassador announces further cooperation training exchanges between Attorney General's Chamber & Ministry of Justice and Turkish Justice Academy.The official handing over of the I.T equipments(Computers,Printers and UPS(Power Supply Connectors)) occured at the Ministry of Justice conference room where the materials where handed over by the Turkish Ambassador to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice(Hon. Abubacarr Tambadou),Tuesday,3rd October,2017.

Turkish Embassy donate IT Materials to MOJ

In The News

The public was invited to Ebunjang Theatre today at 2:30pm 11th July,2017 for FACE THE NATION, an interactive live program organized by GRTS

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The Government of The Gambia through its National Assembly has enacted the following three Acts as part of its transitional justice programme:.

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