The chief justice of The Gambia will launch his newest book on Saturday.
Prosecuting International Crimes: Recollections and Reflections is a 328-page detailing Justice Hassan B Jallow’s association with the international criminal justice, particularly as chief prosecutor.
It also covers an assessment of the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) of which Justice Jallow headed and it essayed the future of international criminal justice.
The book also highlights recommended practices in the administration of international criminal justice which should be of value to practitioners and decision-makers in advancing the cause of justice and accountability and in combatting impunity.
The book is divided into 12 chapters and details his role as prosecutor, the trials including prosecutorial strategy and the legacy of the Rwanda trials.
This book comes after his highly acclaimed autobiographical Journey for Justice which recounts his life and how the architecture of The Gambia’s post-independence judiciary has been built.
The book launch which will be held at QCity Hall in Bijilo will be chaired by Justice MM Sey. Gambian lawyer and author Ousman Jammeh, currently the chief legal counsel at the African Development Bank; Dr George Mugwanya who works at the International Criminal Court; Professor Henry Alisigwe, the dean at the Faculty of Law at the University of The Gambia; and Dr Alhaji Marong, the chief of legal affairs at the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan will deliver reviews of the book.
Muhammed Jah, the chairman of QGroup will be the chief launcher. Prosecuting International Crimes: Recollections and Reflections will be available for sale in both hardback and paperback at the launch event.
Meanwhile, Gambian scholar and university don Mariama Khan will also launch her new book titled The Gambia-Senegal: Issues in Regional Integration published by Routledge on Saturday 2 November 2019 at GTHI. Ms Khan, who currently teaches history at Lehman College, New York, had earlier published many works on aspects of Gambian literature and proverbs and film.
In a preview of the book, Hassoum Ceesay, historian, notes that the book stands out from the rest on Senegal-Gambia relations because it among other things focus on the role, fate and experiences of the small people in the relations between the two brotherly countries.
‘Previous studies had put much emphasis on the role of politicians in forging the links between the two countries. Here Ms Khan taps into a new vein by putting at the centre of her study the daily experiences of men and women who live along the borderlands of The Gambia-Senegal or who cross it daily in pursuit of trade, commerce, education or family relations. This is a new addition to Gambian-Senegal studies’, said Mr Ceesay.
The book will be launched by MDI lecturer Lamin BT Sanyang and Mr Hassoum Ceesay at a launch ceremony tomorrow at 4 pm.