Ba Tambadou

Ba Tambadou
Minister of Justice
Attorney General
Assumed office
7 February 2017
PresidentAdama Barrow
Preceded byMama Fatima Singhateh
Personal details
Born Abubacarr Marie Tambadou
(1972-12-12) 12 December 1972 (age 44)
Alma mater University of Warwick
SOAS, University of London


Abubacarr Marie Tambadou (given birth to 12 Dec 1972), referred to as Ba Tambadou, is a Gambian politician and attorney that has served as the Minister of Justice and Lawyer General in Chief executive Adama Barrow’s cupboard since 7 Feb 2017. He previously worked well as an attorney in the International Lawbreaker Tribunal for Rwanda, offering as special associate towards the Prosecutor from 2012 to 2016.

Early life and education

Tambadou may be the son of Alhaji Marie Tambadou and may be the sibling of Sherriff Tambadou. Tambadou was students at Saint Augustine's SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Banjul from 1987 to 1992. From 1994 to 1997, he examined an LLB in laws on the School of Warwick, in britain, and in 1999 was known as to the club being a barrister-at-law at Lincoln's Inn. From 2001 to 2002, he finished an LLM in worldwide human rights laws at SOAS, School of London.

Legal career

Tambadou first worked like a public prosecutor in the Gambian Ministry of Justice from 1997 to 1999, making sure national prosecution of local offences. He then worked well as condition counsel from 1999 to 2000, with supervisory obligations over general public prosecutors. Then went into personal legal practice, operating at Sheriff M. Tambadou Legislation Chambers in Banjul from 2000 to 2003, with a specific focus on human being rights law.In 2003, he remaining the Gambia to just work at the US International Felony Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, as a co-employee legal officer, a posture he kept from 2003 to 2005. From 2005 to 2008, he proved helpful being a trial lawyer, where he was in charge of prosecuting violations of worldwide human rights rules in Rwanda. He guaranteed the prosecution of four people, including previous Rwandan military general Augustin Bizimungu. In 2008, he became an appeals counsel and taken care of several cases on charm, like the Prosecutor vs Augustin Bizimungu as well as the Prosecutor vs Théoneste Bagosora. For a while, he acted as officer-in-charge in the lack of the mature appeals counsel. In 2012, he became particular assistant towards the prosecutor, a job that included drafting documents and plan, leading briefings, and performing as key of personnel for the prosecutor's instant workplace. The prosecutor since 2003 continues to be previous Gambian justice minister Hassan Bubacar Jallow. Tambadou still left the courtroom in 2016 after it shut.

Political career

Tambadou was announced as Chief executive from the Gambia Adama Barrow's choice for Minister of Justice and Lawyer General. On 7 Feb 2017, he was sworn in at a wedding ceremony at Kairaba Seaside Resort. Barrow praised him by stating "A justice program is vital in any culture and when you have someone who is usually willing to use the Gambian people and who's also proficient at it, consequently, the Gambia will certainly have the very best judicial program." Minister of International Affairs Ousainou Darboe, an attorney himself, stated that Tambadou was "not really not used to the judicial program and very flexible in the region that he's designated to overseen." The same day time he held a gathering with all the current staff in the Ministry of Justice.

Personal life

Tambadou can speak six languages: British, French, Wolof, Mandinka, Krio and Soninke.