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Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2024

Hybrid Tribunal to Prosecute Jammeh and Other Perpetrators, Says Justice Minister

In a joint technical committee meeting, Justice Minister Dawda Jallow announced that former President Yahya Jammeh and other perpetrators will face prosecution before the ECOWAS hybrid court for gross human rights violations in The Gambia. The court will focus on the period between July 1994 and January 2017.

Representatives from the Ministry of Justice, ECOWAS Court, Gambia Bar Association, judiciary, and victim-led organizations gathered to collaborate on establishing a hybrid tribunal. The committee discussed legal frameworks, funding plans, ratification, and implementation strategies for the internationalized court.

Addressing concerns about Jammeh’s trial in absentia due to the absence of an extradition treaty between Banjul and Malabo, Justice Minister Jallow stated that such trials have not occurred in absentia. Jammeh will be tried in person and in his presence.

While acknowledging the lack of an extradition treaty with Equatorial Guinea, Minister Jallow expressed confidence in finding a solution when the time comes. He emphasized that this will be an international court, belonging to all member states of ECOWAS. The focus currently lies on establishing the court and determining how Jammeh will be brought to justice.

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