Gambian President ‘Appoints New Chief Justice’

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian lawyer and former UN prosecutor as chief justice of the country’s supreme court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh, AFP news agency reports.

Hassan Bubacar Jallow has served in the appeals chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and as a prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.

Mr Barrow’s government has vowed to implement a “Gambianisation” of the justice system after Mr Jammeh named several chief justices from Pakistan and Nigeria, AFP say

 

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