TRRC Gets New Deputy Lead Counsel
The Ministry of Justice has announced on Sunday the appointment of Haddy Dandeh Jabbie as the deputy lead counsel of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).
Her appointment came following the departure of Horeja Bala-Gaye who has been assisting the commission to probe the human rights violations allegedly perpetrated under the former government headed ex-president, Yahya Jammeh.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Aboubacarr Tambadou did the appointment.
Mrs. Dandeh is the current president of Female Lawyers’ Association of The Gambia (FLAG).
According to the press statement, the new deputy lead counsel is a legal practitioner licensed to practice in The Gambia since 2001. She obtained her LLB (Bachelor of Law) at Bournemouth University and in 1998 she
obtained her LLM (Master of Law) in the University of Westminster in England. In the year 2002, she obtained her degree of utter barrister from Sierra Leone Law School.
“Mrs. Haddy Dandeh Jabbie is an experienced advocate of women and children’s rights. She is a human rights advocate that is working relentlessly to empower the marginalized group in the society, that is the women, the disabled and children,” the release added.
The TRRC will resume Monday following a lengthy new year break which also marks a year of investigations into alleged grave atrocities committed on the orders of former president.
Several perpetrators have confessed publicly during the proceedings to have committed extra-judicial killings by giving substantial explanations as to how they executed such bloody missions as they claimed that the orders were given by Jammeh.
This year’s hearings will include the presidential HIV/AIDS treatment program, the alleged murder of over 40 West African nationals, disappearance of journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh and other heart-breaking revelations.