Attorney General and Minister of Justice
Abubacarr Marie Tambadou is The Gambia’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General. He is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia and member of The Gambia Bar Association.
Before his current position, Mr Tambadou was Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in Arusha, Tanzania. He also served as Appeals Counsel for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and Trial Attorney for the same body.
Prior to his 13-year career with the UN, Mr Tambadou worked as a lawyer in the law chambers of private legal practitioner Sheriff M Tambadou in Banjul. He was also a State Counsel and a Public Prosecutor at the Gambian Ministry of Justice.
Abubacarr Tambadou was a member of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders and a member of the Coalition of Lawyers for Defence of Human Rights in The Gambia between 2000 and 2003. He is a past First Vice President of the Family Rights Advancement and Protection, former Social Secretary of the Gambia Bar Association and former Coordinator of the Gambia Chapter of the International Criminal Court. He has also consulted for the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa.
Mr Tambadou holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the with a concentration in International Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental & African Studies of the University of London. He also holds a Barister-at-Law, having earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom. He is married with children.